The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

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This is a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild. The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house is, for one little girl, a magic gateway. Everything important happens near it, through it, or beyond it. Told in her voice, her story is both a voyage of discovery and a celebration of the commonplace wonders that define childhood, expressed as a joyful fusion of text with evocative and exuberant illustrations.The world for this little girl will soon grow larger and more complex, but never more enchanting or deeply felt.

About Norton Juster

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Chris Raschka received a Caldecott Medal for The Hello, Goodbye Window and a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? He has written and/or illustrated numerous books for children, among them three by bell hooks. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.
Published May 1, 2005 by Hyperion Book CH. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As the little girl unwinds at the end of the stay, she imagines the many possible visitors who might come to the Hello, Goodbye Window—but no one is more happily welcomed than her parents, who pick her up after her picture-perfect day.

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A curly haired girl—who dances with wiggly energy in Raschka's lush paintings—describes playful visits to her Nanna and Poppy, whose kitchen window provides the perfect venue to say hello and goodbye.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this book portrays a loving family, and readers of all ages will be touched by their gentle interactions.

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Narrated by a young girl, THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW is an endearing story that details the importance of a very special window and the grandparents who live on the other side of it.

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