Moses Goes to a Concert by Isaac Millman

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Moses and his school friends are deaf, but like most children, they have a lot to say. They communicate in American Sigh Language, using visual signs and facial expressions. This is called signing. And even though they can't hear, they can enjoy many activities through their other senses. Today, Moses and his classmates are going to a concert. Their teacher, Mr. Samuels, has two surprises in store for them, to make this particular concert a special event.

Isaac Millman tells Moses's story in pictures and written English, and in American Sign Language (ASL), introducing hearing children to the signs for some of the key words and ideas. At the end of the book are two full conversations in sign language and a page showing the hand alphabet.

You can learn sign language, too.
 

About Isaac Millman

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Isaac Millman also wrote and illustrated Moses Goes to School, a Junior Library Guild Selection. He lives in New York City.
 
Published April 17, 1998 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set up by the earlier stories, the hearing readers learn by observing the main character, Moses, who can communicate with friends, schoolmates, and family with the ease born of an excellent American Sign Language education.

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Moses is back in school after summer vacation and Millman (Moses Goes to a Concert, 1998) describes a typical first day of school.

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Moses also appears in inset boxes, signing comments aimed at readers and encouraging them to attempt signs.

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The seemingly incongruous premise of this harmonious debut--a class of deaf children attends an orchestral concert--leads to a revelation for readers who may well have assumed that the ability to hear

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In the fourth in the series that began with Moses Goes to a Concert, Moses Sees a Play, Isaac Millman blends how-to diagrams of American Sign Language with the deaf hero's continuing story.

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Isaac Millman once again shows the star of Moses Goes to School and Moses Goes to a Concert enjoying a universal experience of childhood in Moses Goes to the Circus.

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The seemingly incongruous premise of this harmonious debut--a class of deaf children attends an orchestral concert--leads to a revelation for readers who may well have assumed that the ability to hear is a prerequisite for enjoying music.

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