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The Great Wheel Paperback – October 1, 2004
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About the Author
Robert Lawson worked as a commercial artist before turning to the world of children's books. He began his career as an illustrator but soon became a writer as well. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for They Were Strong and Good in 1941, and in 1945 he was awarded the Newbery Medal for Rabbit Hill. The Great Wheel was Mr. Lawson's last book. He died in 1957.
Richard Peck is the author of the Newbery Medal Winner A Year Down Yonder, as well as Fair Weather, a novel of the 1893 World's Columbian Expostion.
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Conn, a teenager from Ireland, is told his fortune based on the tea leaves in the bottom of his cup by his Aunt Honora. I love the use of language in the dialogue. Is Conn's fortune of going west and riding a great wheel fulfilled? Did you notice the books title?
Can Conn learn any job he's handed faster than most? Why does everyone seem to like him so? Will he wed his cousin Agnes who loves him? How is this gigantic wheel constructed in the cold of a Chicago winter?
I was caught up in the tale from beginning to end and think you will be, too.