Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

A Day's Work

A Day's Work

1997 Paperback
Ages: 6 - 9 yrs.
Author: Eve Bunting
Illustrator: Ronald Himler
ISBN: 0395845181
Paperback Price: $5.95
When I first attempted to read Bunting's Fly Away Home, about homelessness to a graduate seminar, I was so choked up, I couldn't finish. A Day's Work has the same effect. When the waiting Mexican laborers are selected for the hard day's work, little Francisco signs up his carpenter grandfather as a skilled gardener.

The "gardening" they do proves disastrous-- but the simple nobility of their restitution and the basic decency of their boss make the ending, once again, a heart-stopper.

Peter Neumeyer   ©1997 Parents' Choice

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