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The Matchbox Diary

Written by Paul Fleischman & illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Published by Candlewick Press
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Follows 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.

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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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Who Wrote The Matchbox Diary

Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is also the author of young adult novels including Whirligig and The Mind’s Eye, and middle-grade novels including Bull Run and Seedfolks. He lives with his wife in northern California.

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Who Illustrated The Matchbox Diary

Bagram Ibatoulline

Bagram Ibatoulline is the illustrator of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, as well as On the Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells; Thumbelina retold by Brian Alderson; The Animal Hedge by Paul Fleischman; Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tinderbox and The Nightingale, both retold by Stephen Mitchell; The Serpent Came to Gloucester by M. T. Anderson; and Hana in the Time of the Tulips by Deborah Noyes. He lives in Pennsylvania.

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January 1, 2013
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