Hope Lim & Jaime Kim
Candlewick, 2022 (2022)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
(illustrated by Jaime Kim) takes a close look at the immigrant experience from the point of view of a small boy, listening and trying to comprehend what life was like for his mother, growing up in a very different country.
edtime is when Mommy shared her memories of an old river that '
weaved through her village like a long thread
'. There, children played, giant mountains looming. Now, mother and child are visiting her hometown and the boy hopes to play there himself, but the village has grown into a big city.
hey visit Grandma and then wend their way down to the river. When they wade in and play, the river is just as Mommy remembered it. Much has changed but some things do remain the same. This sweet story will resonate with anyone whose family has moved to another country.
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