Lowji Discovers America by Candace Fleming

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Dear Jamshed,
America is not so different from what we thought. I told you I wouldn't see a single cowboy riding across the plain, and I haven't.
I have not even seen a plain.
Still, there are some silver linings. They are:
Trapper and King, the cat and dog who live in the apartment building. They are cuddly and waggy. I am not allowed to play with them, though, becayse they are supposed to catch mice and keep burglars away.
Ironman. He owns a pig and talks to me a lot. But he is a grown-up.
Kids. I can hear them playing outside. Too bad they do not want to play with me.
I wish you were here.
Do you wish I was in India?
Write back soon.
Your friend,
Lowji
 

About Candace Fleming

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CANDACE FLEMING's most recent picture books include Clever Jack Takes the Cake and Imogene's Last Stand, and she is also the author of the nonfiction titles The Great and Only Barnum; The Lincolns, and Amelia Lost. ERIC ROHMANN is a painter, printmaker, and fine bookmaker. His books for children include Time Flies, recipient of a Caldecott Honor Award.
 
Published June 23, 2008 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 167 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There’s nothing stereotypical about this family—the mother has the high-tech job and the father will find a job as a chef someday.

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In a happy development that readers will see coming, Lowji makes a friend in the end and is thrilled when the coriander and curry seeds he brought from his homeland finally sprout, proving—with satisfying symbolism—that plants from India can indeed "grow and flourish" in American soil.

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Lowji Discovers America is a fun book with a great message.

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Will Lowji ever adjust to life in America or make new friends?

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