Josephina Hates Her Name

Engel, Diana

Verlag: The Feminist Press at CUNY, 1999
ISBN 10: 1558612181 / ISBN 13: 9781558612181
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Inhaltsangabe: What's in a name? Poor Josephina thinks there's a lot. She hates her old-fashioned, unusual name. Why couldn't she have a pretty name like "Sarah" or "Amy"?

Josephina is in a horrible mood until her grandma tells her the story of her namesake, Great-Aunt Josephina. Great-Aunt Josephina was an adventurer, explorer, and artist who, unlike Josephina's grandmother, was not afraid of snakes and spiders. One day Great-Aunt Josephina followed her heart and went to explore the Great Jungle, leaving behind a gold locket. Many years later, Josephina's grandmother remembers the locket and with it finds the courage to move to the United States and find her own adventure.

Diane Engel captures the magic of finding connections with role models from the past and the importance of communicating family heritage to younger generations. Engel's engaging watercolors give life to the curious, mischievous, and sometimes tempestuous Josephina as well as to her adventurous namesake.

From School Library Journal: Kindergarten-Grade 3-- This lively and affectionate picture book continues the adventures of Josephina, first introduced in Josephina, the Great Collector (Morrow, 1988) . This time, the irrepressible alligator child wonders why she was saddled with such an ugly name. Then Grandma tells the story of her own feisty sister--named Josephina--who inspired her to courage and adventure. Engel's ink-and-watercolor illustrations are bursting with energy, drama, and delightful details of the alligators' home life. Josephina is a believable and completely realized child; her green alligator skin makes her more universally human than if she were shown as a girl of any particular race or class. Fortunately, Grandma's words do not solve things; instead they provide the stuff of fantasies and dreams that allows Josephina to leap time and distance to identify with her great-aunt. The story is rich with an understanding of the importance that family members have in each other's lives, whether they live in the same house or are separated by generations and continents. The pride that Josephina takes in her name at the end is genuine. This funny, insightful, and heart-warming book is perfect for reading aloud. --Carolyn Polese, Gateway Community School, Arcata, Calif.
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Titel: Josephina Hates Her Name
Verlag: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Erscheinungsdatum: 1999
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