These are the best things that happened to me the year I didn't go to school:
Traveled around Italy with my family's theatre troupe.
Performed in a theatre outside. (I was a monkey, a panda, and a lion!)
Ate spaghetti with fried egg on top.
Slept in a truck.
Wove cowboy boots.
Ciao! (I spoke Italian.)
Kept a journal to remember everything that happened.
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Her memories are both vivid—“Tiny cars filled with big families zoomed every which way, big men drank coffee from tiny cups, and the air was full of new smells”—and episodic—buying fruit wrapped in pretty papers at a market, lining up shoes on the dashboard before going to sleep in the back of a ...| Read Full Review of The Year I Didn't Go to School
The captivating account makes the exotic setting come alive (e.g., "We ate little pizzas with thin crusts until our bellies puffed up, and watched people dancing under the sparkly lights"), as does the fittingly quirky mixed-media artwork.| Read Full Review of The Year I Didn't Go to School
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