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Augustine

Melanie Watt

Picture Book

Ages 3 to 6

Kids Can Press, 2006, 1-55337-885-7

Augustine’s life is going change a great deal very soon. She and her family are moving from the South Pole to the North Pole because Augustine’s dad has a new job at the top of the world.

  Carefully Augustine packs up her toys and treasures. Then it is time to leave and Augustine feels very glum indeed. She is going to miss her friends and her teacher very much. Most of all she is going to miss her grandma and grandpa. Augustine has never been on a plane before and the journey is quite an adventure.

  When Augustine and her parents arrive at the North Pole Augustine notices that there are very few penguins around. What will life in this new place be like?

  Every child who has to move away from all that is familiar will have no difficulty identifying with Augustine. Not only is this story charmingly written - with lots of polar icy humor – but the author also incorporates penguin versions of famous paintings into the story. There is a list at the back of the book which young art enthusiasts can look at to help them identify the artistic influence behind Augustine’s pictures.

 

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