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Big Papa and the Time Machine

Big Papa and the Time Machine

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A beautiful journey into African American history: Discover the true meaning of being brave in this tender and whimsical picture book from Daniel Bernstrom (One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree; Gator, Gator, Gator) and Shane Evans (Chocolate Me ) that follows a grandfather and grandson traveling through time and discovering their own African American history.

When a little boy is feeling afraid to go to school one day, his grandfather, Big Papa, takes him away in his time machine--a 1952 Ford--back to all of the times when he was scared of something life was handing him. That's called being brave, Big Papa says over and over.

Full of heartfelt moments and thrilling magical realism, Big Papa and the Time Machine speaks to the African American experience in a touching dialogue between two family members from different generations and emerges as a voice that shares history and asks questions about one family's experience in 20th-century black America.

"Wasn't you scared?"

"Oh, I was scared," Big Papa said. "Sometimes you gotta walk with giants if you ever gonna know what you made of. That's called being brave."

Author: Daniel Bernstrom
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 01/14/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.25h x 9.38w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780062463319
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.5
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509053 / Big Papa and the Time Machine

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/28/2019
Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 62
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 54
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 64
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average
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