The Old Man
Day breaks over the town. Get up, everybody! It’s time to go to school. For the old man too, it’s time to wake up. The night was icy and he’s hungry. His name? He doesn’t know . . .
This is the story of a person with no job, no family, no home—a nobody, who can’t even remember what he was once named. But his day changes when he is noticed by a child.
Drawn in soft, watercolor pencil, this is an important story for our times. This gentle, compelling book will appeal to a child’s sense of justice and to every reader’s compassion.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Number of Pages||72|
- Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
- Kirkus Best Children's Books
“This is an extraordinary book, one that can make the needed connection for young children to see human beings as more than their circumstances.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Claude Dubois
Claude K. Dubois was born in Belgium. She has published nearly 80 children's books for which she has received several awards. She is also a sculptor and painter.
Author: Sarah V
Sarah V was born in Belgium in 1985. Her parents were artists and she spent her childhood surrounded by books. The Old Man grew from her work with homeless people.
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The Old Man
Day breaks over the town. Get up, everybody! It’s time to go to school. For the old man too, it’s time to wake up. The night was icy and he’s hungry. His name? He doesn’t know . . . This is the story of a person with no job, no family, no home—a… View available downloads →