Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 9.2
Lexile® Measure: NC1080L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Extended Families
- Travel and Vacations
About This Book
The award-winning author of Planting the Trees of Kenya invites readers to savor the pleasures of daily life in this small Sardinian village.
One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011
One of Horn Book's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011
As a child, Claire Nivola loved summers in Orani, the village where her father grew up and where her many aunts, uncles, and 50 cousins still lived. She ran freely through the town's cobbled streets with packs of cousins, who quizzed her about America while she took in all the simple joys and pleasures of daily life in a village where surprises met them at every turn.
In this sensuous homage of prose and pictures, Nivola invites readers to share in her experience of Orani, a village where surprises met them at every turn and luxuries were unheard of, but life was rich, lived close to the earth.