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Mimmy and Sophie All Around Town

by Miriam Cohen
Illustrated by Thomas F. Yezerski

Published by Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004
68 pages
ISBN: 0-374-34989-4

Ages 6-8

Sisters Mimmy and Sophie live with their parents in Brooklyn during the Depression. The six short chapters of this book focus on their sibling relationship and their interactions with friends in a way that manages to feel simultaneously specific to the setting and universal with regard to families. Whether they’re playing in the alley, on a jaunt to Coney Island, or in a contentious game of school, Mimmy and Sophie come on alive on the pages. Sometimes they annoy one another, but when the chips are down, these two sisters are one tightly bound unit. The frequent black-and-white illustrations and short story format invite newly independent readers to share in the ups and downs of Mimmy’s and Sophie’s days. CCBC categories: Books for Beginning and Newly Independent Readers.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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