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by Jeannie Baker

Published by Greenwillow (U.S. edition), 1991
32 pages
ISBN: 0-688-08917-8

Age 9 and older

Complex, full-color collage constructions in a thirteen-part sequence show the view from one person's window. At the beginning, an adult holding an infant is inside. Several years elapse between each turn of the page, and the child grows up as the book's images unfold. Over the years, each neighborhood change is seen as exacting a cumulative toll on the landscape. What was once a green residential area becomes a commercial district throughout two or three decades. A final double-page spread displays the former child, now a parent himself, looking out the window of his new home located beyond the suburbs. Distant green hills appear to be newly scarred by construction. This disturbing, provocative wordless essay invites reflection and discussion as well as observation and action.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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