Sunday, January 29, 2017

As Time Went By by Jose Sanabria - OPTIONAL

Sanabria, Jose As Time Went By PICTURE BOOK. NorthSouth Books 2016. $18.95. Content: G. 

A fancy ship changes hands and is eventually abandoned and derelict. A wealthy family lives in excess and luxury and eventually downsizes several times, finally losing everything. Eventually living in a village by the sea with other poor people, they move the whole town down to their ship and restore it and everyone.  

Told in 3 short chapters, this fable is about what is valuable.  Muted watercolor illustrations give it an early 20th century feel.  Originally published in Switzerland and translated from German, I don’t know how well it will go over with children.  Not too excited about this title.  Dark and gloomy and sad - except the ending.  

EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL  Lisa Librarian

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