Pearl by Debby Atwell

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Pearl is the story of a little girl who recounts her family’s ups and downs, each moment defined by a historical landmark, from the inauguration of George Washington through the hardship of the Civil War to the Wright brothers’ first flight to the Great Depression and eventually a walk on the moon. Evocative paintings beautifully capture the essence of the United States.

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Debby Atwell is a well-known landscape painter and the author and illustrator of River, Barn, and Pearl. Barn earned a starred review from School Library Journal and was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year in 1996. Pearl also received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Ms. Atwell lives in Maine.
Published March 26, 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Atwell's illustrations, both line drawings near the text and full-page folk-artish paintings on the facing pages, match Pearl for narrative liveliness, and the interaction between the facing pictures rewards a close look.

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Publishers Weekly

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Throughout the volume, Pearl's warm voice shines through ("Henry didn't come home," Pearl remarks after her grandson is killed in WWII.

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