This One Summer

thisonesummer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Love the art in this bock, especially the skillful and creative ways many emotions are conveyed through imagery and hinted via lines and swirls. This is a quiet graphic story that eloquently showcases the interior life of a precocious prepubescent mind. Many of the double spreads are breathtaking and heartbreaking. It feels like a privilege to be allowed to peek into the minds of Rose and those around her.


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4 responses to “This One Summer

  1. Glad you liked it! It was one of my favorite books of year and I was very pleased to see it get a Caldecott Honor…


  2. fairrosa

    Been thinking about the Caldecott and what a game-changing year (one hopes) this has been — also re El Deafo for Newbery!


  3. fairrosa

    Debbie, would love to know your thoughts on the Indian Village scene.


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