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The Resource Henry the boy, story by Molly Felder ; illustrations by Nate Christopherson & Tara Sweeney

Henry the boy, story by Molly Felder ; illustrations by Nate Christopherson & Tara Sweeney

Label
Henry the boy
Title
Henry the boy
Statement of responsibility
story by Molly Felder ; illustrations by Nate Christopherson & Tara Sweeney
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry, a boy with cerebral palsy, goes to school and plays with his friend Joel
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Review
An imaginative boy, who walks with forearm crutches and wears glasses, learns to define himself in his own words. At home, Henry’s “click-click-click”ing crutches—festooned with dinosaur, shark, and bird stickers—make him feel like a heron. But at school, a classmate calls him a “robot,” and even his friend Joel says he walks “like a chicken.” After Henry has a fall in the boys’ bathroom, his legs feel “weird, like they [belong] to a robot.” But Joel helps him up, the boys spend the rest of the day playing together, and Joel encourages Henry without pity. Black and white to suggest invisibility, a heron, robot, and chicken tag along. Joel’s toy dinosaur, whom Henry names Audrey, becomes part of their playful troupe. Later, the invisible creatures listening intently, Henry tells Audrey a story: “Not about a heron or a robot or a chicken. About me—Henry the boy.” Felder deftly balances Henry’s self-consciousness with resilience, which is aided by realistic friendship. Christopherson and Sweeney’s ink-and-watercolor illustrations animate the simple text. Wild swirls and rainbow splatters highlight Henry’s confusion and triumph respectively, and his imaginary, amicable entourage is subtly expressive. The heron peers protectively, and even the faceless robot seems to root for Henry. Such cozy touches as family portraits, a steaming breakfast bowl, and Henry’s pencil drawings emphasize that Henry’s something more than his disability: an appealingly ordinary boy. Henry and his taunting classmate present white; Joel presents black. A quietly humorous, encouraging story of friendship, disability, and self-confidence. (Picture book. 5-7) (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10767762
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Felder, Molly
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.F439
LC item number
He 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Christopherson, Nate
  • Sweeney, Tara
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children with disabilities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Friendship
  • Apologizing
  • Play
  • Schools
Label
Henry the boy, story by Molly Felder ; illustrations by Nate Christopherson & Tara Sweeney
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780999658406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056198655
Label
Henry the boy, story by Molly Felder ; illustrations by Nate Christopherson & Tara Sweeney
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780999658406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1056198655

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