Jewish Values: Baker's Portrait, A

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Publication Year: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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One of the wisest and most subtle stories about behavior, this does what good literature always does: it shows but never tells readers its message. Michelin is a young artist who paints her subjects "warts and all." When she is asked to paint her fat and frumpy aunt and uncle, all she sees at first is how ugly they are. As she spends time with them, a different aspect of their characters emerges: their kindness, their love for one another, their image of one another as beautiful. As the story progresses, wonderfully illustrated by Edwards in her inimitable style, children perceive that beauty is only skin deep and that character is more important than looks.
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ISBN: 
068809712X
Book ID: 
618
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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