Clifton ; drawings by E.B. Lewis
LITTLE CLIFF'S FIRST DAY OF
New York : Dial Books for
Young Readers, 2001.
IL K-3 RL 4.3
Cliff is not excited about starting school. He is very happy living
in the rural South in the 1950's. He begs Mama Pearl to let him stay
home. Mama Pearl makes it quite clear that he has no choice and he'll
be starting school down the road. Little Cliff says good-bye to all
his toys, his favorite tree and everything else he can think of.
He tries to lose his hat. He pretends that his shoes are too small.
He even hides under the house. No matter what he does, Mama Pearl
is always one step ahead of him. What will happen to Little Cliff
on his first day of school? Will his life on the Delta be as bad
as he thinks? Come with us and experience LITTLE CLIFF'S FIRST DAY
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