Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Morpurgo, Michael. Half a Man.

Morpurgo, Michael.  Half a Man.  Random/Candlewick Press    2015  64p   $16.99  ISBN 978-0-7636-7747-3  elem/ms  Realistic fiction  E-BN    

While the story centers on Michael’s grandfather, and their relationship, the book reflects the broader theme of the importance and value of family and good friends through good times and bad.  While this book is recommended for elementary libraries as well as middle school, care should be taken when circulating it, because the topics may be too intense for younger elementary students.
Summary: Michael discovers who his grandfather really is in this heartfelt story about families, and how relationships can change after just one difficult event.         

Family-Fiction                                                    --Lynn Fisher

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