New Hope by Henri Sorensen

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Jimmy loved everything about visiting Grandpa, especially the statue in the park. Grandpa would tell the wonderful story of how Jimmy's great-great-great-grandfather started the town of New Hope because his axle broke. Full-color acrylic illustrations.

About Henri Sorensen

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Henri Sorensen is the illustrator of I Love You As Much . . . , also by Laura Krauss Melmed; Wishes for You by Tobi Tobias; and The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt. He lives in Denmark with his wife and two daughters.
Published May 17, 1995 by HarperCollins. 30 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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When Jimmy inquires about a statue in New Hope's park, Grandpa tells him about Lars Jensen, a Danish immigrant who arrived in New York City in 1885 with his wife and two children and ``took a train to Minnesota.'' An axle on their covered wagon breaks on the journey further west, and the family d...

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