The Zebra Wall

by Kevin Henkes

The Vorlob family expected chaos when the new baby arrived, but 10-year-old Adine... read more

The Vorlob family expected chaos when the new baby arrived, but 10-year-old Adine didn't count on Aunt Irene's extended visit to set off her own stormy responses. Adine discovers a new aspect of family give-and-take, as she realizes difference can mean possibility. A natural mixture of short and long sentences evokes a point of view and builds confidence for young readers. Contemporary details add interest to a short novel designed in several ways as encouragement. (Ages 8-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1988

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