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I Can Hear the Sun

Title

I Can Hear the Sun

Illustrator

Patricia Polacco

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780698118577

Genre

fantasy

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless child

Annotation

Stephanie Michelle, who cares for animals and listens to the sun, believes the homeless child, Fondo, when he tells her that the geese have invited him to fly away with them.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Family Formation

none

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

American Booksellers Pick of the Lists, Fall, 1996; Eureka! California in Children's Literature, 2003; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

friendship; geese; lake; blind

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

I Can Hear the Sun

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