Black and White
Black and White
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Black and White

Written and illustrated by David Macaulay
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4 - 7
Reading age
32
Page count
32
Words per page
610L
Lexile measure
Apr 30, 1990
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What appear to be four separate stories, one installment of each appearing on each spread of the book, turn out to intermingle and, in time, become one story. Always Macaulay is playing with our perceptions and making allusions and illusions. A robber hides out in a herd of cattle who, in turn, disrupt the passage of a train. At the train station, passengers at first are absorbed in the newspapers they are reading, but as the wait lengthens, they start playing with the newspapers and with each other. A boy, a passenger on the train, witnesses some of the events, but not all of them. Parents, previously staid and distant, have apparently changed, at least temporarily, because of their time spent waiting for the train that day. The book can be frustratingly confusing or, in the proper hands and minds, a challenge and a source of fascination.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780395521519
Publication Date
April 30, 1990
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page Count
32
Words Per Page
32
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 7 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
89028888
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
20671317
Lexile® Level
610L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~O
ATOS® Book Level
3.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
44136
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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