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The Hello, Goodbye Window

The Hello, Goodbye Window

by Norton Juster Illustrated by Chris Raschka

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In this Caldecott-winning title with art by Chris Raschka, an exuberant, imaginative little girl explains how she spends her time with her grandparents while her parents are at work. Raschka's style resembles the spontaneous drawings of children, perfectly mirroring the guileless young narrator's exuberant voice. White space balances the density of the layered colors, creating a visual experience that is surprisingly sophisticated.

"With a few energetic lines, Raschka suggests a world filled with affection and humor," said Award Committee Chair Gratia Banta. "The richly textured tones of these expressive illustrations convey the emotional warmth of the intergenerational connection."

Ages
6, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 1
Grade Level Equivalent
3.3
Lexile Measure
760L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Michael Di Capua Books
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Norton Juster Norton Juster is the author of the children's classic The Phantom Tollbooth and the mathematical romance The Dot and the Line. The Hello, Goodbye Window was his first picture book, which he recently followed up with Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie
Chris Raschka Award-winning author and illustrator Chris Raschka draws on his childhood memories to write his picture books.

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