The Journey

  • Title: The Journey
  • Author: Sarah Stewart David Small
  • ISBN: 9780374339050
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Journey A new heroine to win readers hearts joining the ranks of Lydia Grace Finch and Elizabeth BrownSundayDear DiaryThe luckiest girl on this good earth is writing to you tonight my birthday made perfect a
    A new heroine to win readers hearts, joining the ranks of Lydia Grace Finch and Elizabeth BrownSundayDear DiaryThe luckiest girl on this good earth is writing to you tonight my birthday made perfect a few minutes ago by the present of a lace handkerchief Mother had even hidden a tiny cake in her suitcase I ve never been higher than Aunt Clara s porch, or farther tA new heroine to win readers hearts, joining the ranks of Lydia Grace Finch and Elizabeth BrownSundayDear DiaryThe luckiest girl on this good earth is writing to you tonight my birthday made perfect a few minutes ago by the present of a lace handkerchief Mother had even hidden a tiny cake in her suitcase I ve never been higher than Aunt Clara s porch, or farther than Yooder s General Store, but this week my dream is coming true I m finally in a big city And , I ve escaped the farm and chores After spending the morning quietly in our room, Mother, her friend Maggie, and I went to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world How can I ever thank Aunt Clara for giving me her place on this trip Well, I m sure to find a gift for her by the end of the week But for now, perhaps I ll dream of Aunt Clara and home.Until tomorrow,my silent friend,good night.HannahBeginning in the dark hours of morning, an Amish girl, along with two adult companions, sets off for the big city for the first time The reader receives nightly reports through young Hannah s diary, in which, with tireless awe, she relates the significant events of the day Each experience is decidedly new to Hannah a trip to the top of a skyscraper, a visit to the aquarium yet in each she finds some universal element that reminds her of home Though she loves the city, a trip to the art museum on the final day of her visit clinches Hannah s longing for family and familiarity fortunately, the bus is ready to take her back to the place she loves most Sarah Stewart s text has the authentic ring of a smart girl s private thoughts, and David Small s pictures are magnificent.

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    About Sarah Stewart David Small


    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Wife of famed illustrator, David Small, Sarah Stewart has written a number of children s books She grew up in Texas, and lives in Michigan with her husbandcmillan author sarahs


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    1. This is another superb book by the Stewart-Small picture book writer-illustrator team. I was particularly touched by this story.The story is about an Amish girl named Hannah who gets to go on a bus trip for a week to Chicago, her first time in a big city. The story is told entirely in diary form.Each day of the trip has a diary entry by Hannah of what they did in the big city that day, with an accompanying illustration, and then the next page shows a scene from back home that has some relation t [...]

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    2. The Journey is about the anticipation and excitement of traveling to another place. Once we journey to that other place, we can’t wait for the journey back home. While we travel, we miss home, our friends, our family, and everything that is familiar. The story also tells how gifts from our hearts mean more than material items. I most enjoyed the illustrator’s depiction of the scenes of Chicago contrasted with those of the Amish community. The illustrations show the hustle and bustle of a big [...]

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    3. The Journey is a story about a young Amish girl named Hannah who takes her first trip away from home to visit Chicago. I was drawn to this book because I briefly lived in Philadelphia where I often saw Amish people in and around the city limits. I remember being unable to stop staring at them because I was curious about their clothing, mannerisms and way of life. This book is written entirely in diary entries, which describe Hannah's experiences. Hannah, her mother, and her mother’s friend exp [...]

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    4. If I hadn't loved other books by Stewart I never would have chosen this. The cover looks sad, like an evacuation of a refugee or something. But no! It's a joyful exploration of the differences, and similarities, between the Simple life and the Big City. And of a young girl's heart as she learns how she feels about both.

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    5. A visit to the city by an Amish farm girl. She contrasts what she sees with what she knows at home, while narrating things in her diary. Explains how you can enjoy yourself and be homesick at the same time.

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    6. The Journey, written by Sarah Stewart and illustrated by David Small is a a book about the journey one young Amish girl named Hannah goes on as she fulfills one of her life's dreams: to visit a large city. Told through a series of diary entries and beautiful, full-page, water color illustrations, readers follow Hannah from her small community through the bustling streets of Chicago. From shopping to museums and libraries, Hannah, her mother and mother's friend Maggie explore the city and all the [...]

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    7. Today I'd like to recommend the writing team of Sarah Stewart and her husband and illustrator, David Small. These Michigan authors combine their amazing talents to make beautiful and thoughtful picture books. This particular book, "The Journey," (Farraf Straus Giroux, 2001) tells the story of a young Amish girl named Hannah and her first trip to the big city of Chicago. She writes diary entries about all the amazing things she sees and how they each remind her of home. The city is wonderful, but [...]

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    8. I absolutely loved how the author touched at diversity. The main character, Hannah is Amish and is visiting Chicago, which is of course like nothing she's ever experienced before. Each night, she writes in her journal about the day. It puts the reader in the perspective of being an Amish child. I think many of us tend to look at Amish people like they're crazy for living that lifestyle. Hannah, however, is so happy to be a part of that culture and wonders why people need so many things. However, [...]

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    9. I didn't even realize that this journey to the city was such a big deal (because most of us take it for granted) until I was told that this was a story about an Amish girl. I loved how this story was told as diary entries from the girl, who refers to the reader as her "silent friend". I also loved how the artist compared the city they were in to the girl's Amish community, it was the classic "city and country" approach. I would love to have kids compare their home to some place they have always [...]

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    10. This is more deserving of an award or medal than Umbrella which we read around the same time. I liked this more than Julia though. :( This story just couldn't hole her interest and it was obvious she was trying. I think the diary format was the obstacle for her, which I happen to like very much in certain instances. But Julia, being 6 years old, hasn't ever had a diary so knows very little and has had no experience getting used to it. I may try to read this again with her in a year or two.There' [...]

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    11. Published: 2001, Farrar Straus GirouxAge: 6-10This is a story of Hannah, an Amish girl who visits Chicago. It is her first time away from her home on an Amish farm. She writes about her feelings of the sights and sounds of the city to her “silent friend” in her diary. Once in a while she does something she is proud of herself for, but she remembers that pride is one of the seven deadly sins. However, she feels safe writing about it in her diary to her silent friend. She is excited and mesmer [...]

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    12. This particular book by Stewart is about a certain week in a young Amish girl's life when she is given the privilege of a trip to a big city as a birthday gift from her Aunt Clara. Again, Small's watercolors add such joy to the story, with a myriad of details that can be found in a city. The girl shares diary entries to tell the story. While she loves being there (she writes: "I feel like happiness has rushed up and grabbed me from behind," the reader also sees that every glorious site in the ci [...]

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    13. The Journey by Sarah StewartPublisher and Date: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001Grade 2-3Summary: Hannah an Amish girl leaves the country side to visit her aunt in a big city. The story is written as diary entries. Each day, Hannah writes an entry in her diary about her new experiences buying groceries in a store and boat rides along skyscrapers. Response: I thought this was a culturally generic book but has some good moments for students to make connections. This would be a good story to read to stud [...]

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    14. This diary-style book records the memorable events of a young Amish girl's trip to Chicago. Hannah is awe-struck when she witnesses the hustle and bustle of the big city. Although she is surrounded by incredibly new sights, she is still reminded of her hometown. Kids can relate to a book that is written in the form of a diary--the daily entries can make Hannah's story realistic. The illustrations compliment the text fantastically--this can also make it a good read-aloud. This account of an Amish [...]

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    15. This is a story written from the point of view of Hannah, an Amish girl who leaves her home in the country to visit her aunt's home in Chicago. She writes about the wonderful sights she sees, and also the different fashion everywhere. But All of this makes her realize how much she misses her home.This was a good little book. It was good to see a young girl writing in a journal. I would read this to my students to encourage journaling, and traveling. I liked how it was written from the young girl [...]

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    16. Another cool book by Sarah Stewart. This one is about an Amish or Mennonite family that goes to the city for the main character's birthday. She is completely enthralled by the entire experience. This book could be read in conjunction with a lesson on noticing. That's all that the girl does on every page. She writes in a personal journal about the things she finds and connects them to things in her own life. Very well presented. Similar to a couple other Stewart stories in the way that they were [...]

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    17. This is a sweet book about an Amish girl named Hannah that goes to Chicago for the first time with her mother and her mother's friend. The story is told through diary entries that Hannah writes telling about her day's experience in Chicago. One of the things I love is how the pages alternate between double spreads of Hannah in the city and a similar event that happened back in her small Amish town. When they are in Chicago, the three females have black caps on, but when they are shown back in th [...]

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    18. As a series of journal entries Hannah, an Amish girl, documents her experiences during a trip to Chicago. I particularly liked the layout of the book; one page includes the journal entry and her current adventure in Chicago and the following page is a reflective comparison of her Amish life told exclusively with images. I think this book could be used as an introduction into studies about religious subcultures in the U.S.

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    19. This was a very sweet story with an incredible message. Young Sarah is an Amish girl who is going to visit the big city of Chicago for the first time. While she is impressed and in awe of all there is to see and experience, she comes to realize that all it reminds her of things at home leading her to the conclusion that she truly leads a remarkable, wonderful life. I love the message this book teaches of gratitude, contentment, and finding joy in the small details of life!

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    20. Excellent picture book by husband and wife team Sarah Stewart (author) and David Small (illustrator). Tells the story, through journal entries, of an amish girl who goes on a trip to the big city. The pictures are, of course since it's David Small, wonderful. Kids won't get as much out of it as adults, but it's a good way to talk about people who live other lifestyles.

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    21. Many times in your classroom you will find students that have never been out of their hometown before The Journey would be a great book to introduce to children if you want to show them a young girls experience to a new place. Since the book is in diary format, this would be a good example to show students if you wanted to teach journalism.

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    22. I picked up this one because I recognized the married author/illustrator team from their other well loved books, The Library and The Gardener. While the actual story seems a bit weak, (young Amish girls travels into the city, but remembers her Amish life back at home), the illustrations provide plenty to enjoy, including the end covers at the beginning and end of the book.

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    23. This book took Hannah, a young Amish girl on her first trip to a big city. The illustrations were done in a great way, showing the city in a bright, colorway way, and showing her country life in a dim, colorless way. The story is also in a diary format which could introduce students into journal writing.

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    24. This book is very unique, and the story was sweet. It is about a little Amish girl who visits Chicago. The pages alternate with pictures of her in the city, and pictures of her home that connect to her thoughts. The entire book is her diary entries reflecting on the day in the city and missing home. I truly enjoyed the layout of this book, and the illustrations were wonderful.

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    25. Written in diary form, this beautifully written and illustrated book tells of an Amish girl's first trip to the big city. Her new experiences are juxtaposed with illustrations of life back home. This tale explores changing perceptions, being open to new things, and appreciating what you've had all along.

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    26. 30 months - we always love David Small's illustrations. He can say a lot with his images before the first word is read. I like the diary or letter concept, it was very successful in Stewart's The Gardener, but I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much and I don't think O could follow the story as well.

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    27. Like the more well known Stewart/Small book The Gardener, this book is epistolary in form (actually, it's diary entries). Subtle revelations, delightful illustrations--all in all a terrific intro to Amish culture and a good story.

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    28. This book was interesting. It was intriguing to see the world from the point of view of a little Amish girl. The text, however, could not stand alone without the illustrations -- the illustrations more than completed the picture, so to speak.

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    29. The Stewart/Small books are published in the children's book format but are certainly intended for adults. Beautiful, subtle, indearing. Is it surprising that the author and illustrator are married? Their relationship just makes me love their work more.

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    30. This is my least favorit books by Sarah Stewart and pictures by her husband David Small. The story was so wonderfully basic, there's no place like home. I just didn't like the pictures as much in this book.

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