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Truman Kindle Edition
* "The ending...is just right....Peaceful and pensive like Truman himself, this book charms; there's just something uplifting and wonderful about the whole package. Never underestimate the feats an animal will brave in order to be reunited with their loved ones." (Kirkus Reviews - starred review April 2019)
"The smallness of Truman’s world makes his expedition appropriately daunting—and funny—as he makes his way out of his tank and toward the door....Observational humor, clear affection between Truman and Sarah, and bold adventure make this a memorable pet-owner love story." (Publisher's Weekly April 22, 2019)
"Truman’s seemingly small accomplishment will give readers and viewers cause to celebrate and appreciate the things they achieve every day, no matter the size." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books June 2019)
“Utterly heartwarming ... Children will be eager to hear what their pets go through while they’re away at school, and the uplifting story of friendship and bravery will satisfy widely. Using gouache, brush marker, charcoal, and colored pencil, Cummins has rendered in Truman a character so indisputably adorable that, coupled with Reidy’s soulful characterization, he will have readers of all ages falling in love." (Booklist June 1, 2019)
* "Charming and humorous illustrations...Tiny Truman is endearing and his adoration, concern, and determination are reflected on his little face. VERDICT A heartwarming tale of devotion that will be enjoyed by children and their adults." (School Library Journal - starred review July 2019)
"At the heart of this story, paralleling a child’s own first journey into the unknown that is school, is the affectionate relationship between Sarah and Truman...and there’s much humor and drama in Truman’s exertions. Cummins’s relaxed-line, mixed-media illustrations bring the family’s cozy world to life, and the occasional use of a larger, bolder font emphasizes the heroics needed for Truman’s journey. This little creature has big courage, something to which small humans can relate." (The Horn Book September/October 2019)
"An enchanting tale of bravery, heroism and undying devotion....Cummins's delectable art captures the warm, witty heart of the story." (The New York Times Book Review August 18, 2019)
"Jean Reidy captures the vastness of the world and the courage required to sally forth...in this sweet tale of valor, affection, and enterprise." (The Wall Street Journal August 2019)
About the Author
Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and art director of children’s books. She has been happily paired with Jean Reidy for Truman, which was named a New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019, and Sylvie. She also is the author-illustrator of A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals; Stumpkin; and Vampenguin. When she was little, she had a pet spider in the shed where her dad kept the lawnmower. Every day little Lucy caught flies and placed them in her spider’s web at mealtimes. Lucy was born in Montreal, raised in upstate New York, and lives with her little family in Brooklyn, New York.
- ASIN : B07MGS7P59
- Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (July 9, 2019)
- Publication date : July 9, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 17602 KB
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- Print length : 48 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #940,716 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By Michael A Higgins on July 6, 2020
By Jenna Waldman on December 23, 2019
to our little guy! I like how the story is just that—a story. There are always lots of books that try too hard to teach a lesson. I like having one that’s just a really good story.
I have already bought as a gift for others.