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Dubois, Sarah V.

The Old Man

(3) K-3 Translated by Daniel Hahn. Illustrated by Claude K. Dubois. In this French import, an omniscient narrator describes a day in the life of an elderly homeless man in an unnamed city. Toward book's end, a girl--the only person to show him kindness in the course of the day--offers him her sandwich. Many of the spreads are wordless, making it hard not to focus on the humanity expressed in Claude K. Dubois's adept sketch-and-watercolor-like illustrations.


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