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From There to Here

by Laurel  Croza
Illustrated by Matt James

Published by Groundwood / House of Anansi Press, 2014
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢴓54983650

Ages 5-9

In a stellar follow-up to the quiet picture book I Know Here (Groundwood, 2010), the same young narrator describes the many ways the 搕here of her former home in rural Saskatchewan is different from the 揾ere of her new life in Toronto. At first she is wistful, and it抯 clear which place she prefers. 揟here. A tarp of twinkle, twinkle little stars hung high above our trailers. And on some nights, a special show when aurora borealis shimmered in the sky, swirling and twirling, dancing just for us. Here. No stars, no northern lights. The street lamps in a straight row standing at attention glaring down the dark. When she finally describes a knock at the door 揾ere her tone begins to change. It抯 揂nne, who lives kitty-corner to me. Both girls are eight, almost nine. There it was 揙nly me, my age, on my road. 揌ere is now two girls, friends, riding their bikes in the city. 揟he Toronto air rushes to greet me, tugging up the corners of my mouth. Anne is smiling, too.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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