The Old Man

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-77657-191-8
$16.99 $12.74
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 72
Publication Date 2018-01-01
BISACS JUV039070, JUV000000, JUV039000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.3 x 5.9
Lexile 440
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices, Winner, 2019
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2018

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“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

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.

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.

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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 →