Almost Time

Almost Time

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A tender father-and-son story about the passage of time, the change of seasons, and the excitement of reaching a goal.

Eager for maple syrup, Ethan can’t wait till sugaring time rolls around. And he can’t wait till his loose tooth falls out. But his father keeps telling him it’s not time yet, and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t make time pass more quickly. The closeness of father and son is evident throughout as they wait and then celebrate the end of waiting. The brief, lyrical text is illuminated by G. Brian Karas’s beautifully composed, evocative illustrations.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358166931

  • ISBN-10: 0358166934

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $12.99

  • Publication Date: 01/14/2020

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

Gary D. Schmidt
Author

Gary D. Schmidt

Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of Pay Attention, Carter Jones; Orbiting Jupiter; the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy; the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars; and Okay for Now. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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G. Brian Karas

G. Brian Karas is the award-winning author and illustrator of many acclaimed picture books. He lives in upstate New York. Visit him online at www.gbriankaras.com and on Twitter @gBrianKaras.
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Elizabeth Stickney

Elizabeth Stickney is the pseudonym of Anne Stickney Schmidt, the late wife of author Gary D. Schmidt and the author of poems, essays, and picture books.
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  • reviews

    ? "Set in maple sugaring country, this tale by Schmidt (Pay Attention, Carter Jones) and Stickney (the pen name of Schmidt’s late wife) examines the difficulty of waiting for exciting things when they unfold at the natural world’s pace."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review 

     

    "A gentle tale that is as sweet and delicious as maple syrup."—Kirkus 

     

    "Karas’ distinctive mixed-media illustrations with muted hues and delicate lines expressively show the tenderness between father and child, emphasizing the perceived slowness of time passing and the difficulty of waiting." —Booklist

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358166931

  • ISBN-10: 0358166934

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $12.99

  • Publication Date: 01/14/2020

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

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