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Carlos Digs to China

by: Jan Romero Stevens

Flagstaff AZ: Luna Rising 2001, Paperback
ISBN: 0-87358-870-3

Reviewed by: Jacqueline M. Newman
Spring Volume: 2008 Issue: 15(1) page(s): 21

An exciting English and Spanish children's book illustrated by Jeanne Arnold, this volume brings back memories many of us had when younger. Do you recall dreaming that since China is on the other side of the earth, one could dig to get there? The topical tale and the terrific pictures can stimulate the imaginations of children of any age.

Give this book to a child or do what Carlos' teacher did; take a group to a Chinese restaurant, or both. You will be uncovering more than feeding imaginations and bodies. You will feed the coffers of an organization that helps others. Written by a cancer victim, part of the proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society's Tell-a-friend project in Flagstaff; its author succumbed in 2000.

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