The Matchbox Diary

The Matchbox Diary

Book - 2013
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Follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763646011
Branch Call Number: jff FLE NVD
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ibatoulline, Bagram


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BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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Small mementoes capture entire stories in this remarkable journey of an immigrant grandfather’s life.

Sep 20, 2013

The story of a boy who resourcefully collects items and stores them in matchboxes as a makeshift diary since he doesn't know how to write is captivating. The illustrations are first-rate and complement the words in a magnificent way.

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