When This World Was New
When This World Was New
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When This World Was New

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5 - 8
Reading age
32
Page count
40
Words per page
600L
Lexile measure
May 1, 1999
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An uplifting story about a young boy overcoming his fears and embracing his new home in America. It was Danilito’s first day in America. He and his parents have just made a long, exhausting move from the Caribbean to New York City. The ocean and the palm trees he is familiar with are now replaced by tall buildings and crowded streets. Danilito is scared. He has heard that some Americans are not friendly to foreigners. In addition, he does not speak any English. His parents have worries, too. They will have to find new jobs, a new home, and adjust to the new surroundings. This was going to be their first cold winter. Danilito’s worries disappear the next morning when he wakes up and Papa leads him on a magical trip of discovery. D.H. Figueredo, in his picture book debut, brings us a gentle and uplifting story of coming to America, and Enrique O. Sanchez captures the loving images of a boy embracing his new home and finding a special bond with his family.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781584301738
    Publication Date
    May 1, 1999
    Publisher
    Lee & Low Books
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    40.21875
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    98053068
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    40453018
    Lexile® Level
    600L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    2.9
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    26760
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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