Neville

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Neville
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Release Date
October 25, 2011
ISBN
978-0375867651
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Written by the acclaimed author of The Phantom Tollbooth, this is a simply told story about a boy who moves to a new neighborhood and finds a unique way to make friends. With whimsical illustrations by award-winning illustrator G. Brian Karas, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime, and is sure to be a hit among fans of Juster, Karas, and anyone who is "the new kid on the block."

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The New Kid on the Block is a Genius!
(Updated: February 23, 2012)
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A new boy moves to the neighborhood, and his outlook on what is in store is quite gloomy. When his mother sends him on a walk down the block, he is less than hopeful about meeting new friends. His frustration leads him to try something out-of-the-ordinary, but the results end up being better than he expected!

The author of the now-classic The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster's skill at expressing a child's emotions and point-of-view is insightful and fun. The illustrations are endearing and the scenes make the reader feel what the boy is feeling: dejected, disheartened, and then excited and anticipating what's to come. Cute, creative use of texts within the scenes add to the ingenuity of the boy's roundabout way of introducing himself.
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