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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Series: Iris And Walter
  • Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Paperbacks; Reissue edition (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152056440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152056445
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,042,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Four gracefully paced chapters, stylish illustrations and a design that allows plenty of breathing room add up to a knockout kickoff to a beginning reader series. Guest (Girl Stuff) lays out the central conflict in the first sentence ("When Iris and Iris's family moved from the big city to the country, Iris was sad"). Davenier's (Leon and Albertine) corresponding pen-and-ink and watercolor-wash illustration takes up most of the spread: a car on a rural road drives into the sunset, as a crestfallen Iris gazes out the rear window, back toward the city. The rest of the first chapter evocatively recounts in just how many ways the girl pines for her former home (e.g., "the long hallway where she roller-skated on rainy days"; in the illustration she appears like Alice in Wonderland bursting out of the corridor). Iris's parents try to cheer her up, but only Grandpa knows what she needs. He helps Iris discover a new friend, Walter, and soon she is savoring country life. Guest forswears a pat resolutionDthe city still occupies Iris's thoughts, conveyed with a skillful and unobtrusive use of repetition ("She dreamed of her noisy street and her wide front stoop. She dreamed of tango music and of roller skating down long hallways"). Guest's economic eloquence is in perfect sync with Davenier's elegant watercolor and ink drawings; the illustrator's urbane graphic sensibility and lush palette of blue and purple hues bring to mind vintage New Yorker covers. Ages 6-9. (Sept.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-In this beginning chapter book, Iris has moved from the city to the country, and she is not impressed. There are no noises, no stoops to sit on, and seemingly, no children. Her parents encourage her to play in her new yard to no avail; it is her grandfather who finally takes her for a walk and she meets Walter in his tree house. The two become fast friends and Iris learns to appreciate country life. She rides the boy's pony, plays hide-and-seek, and rolls in the grass. The only flaw in the story is that when her pal asks her about life in the big city, all she has to say is, "there are lots and lots and lots of people." Walter replies that in the country "there are lots and lots and lots of stars," and the discussion abruptly ends there. The exchange seems stilted and preachy, and Walter appears to be either very wise or very boring. The pen-and-ink illustrations are a bit sloppy and have a limited palette of primarily greens, blues, and pinks. Overall, though, the story does work, showing the positive qualities of different lifestyles and that friends can be found anywhere.
Holly Belli, Bergen County Cooperative Library System, West Caldwell, NJ
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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It's a good way to get kids to enjoy reading.
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This book was purchased after reading an excerpt in the second grade Reading Street text.
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Best of all....this is the 1st book my daughter has WANTED to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By avidreader123 on October 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
My daughter feels the need to be just like all of her friends and read "chapter books"...this one is *right* at her level. She is an emerging 2nd grade reader. The characters are sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. Best of all....this is the 1st book my daughter has WANTED to read. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By debrakib on January 11, 2013
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This book was purchased after reading an excerpt in the second grade Reading Street text. My child loved the story and was happy to be able to read it!
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This is the first story in our Reading Program. I love having the paperback copy to use with them in addition to the basil edition.
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