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Mr. Frank

by Irene Luxbacher

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clothing & dress, multigenerational, new baby
list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
published: 2014
ISBN:9781554984350
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 3
Reading age:
4 to 7
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Awards
  • Commended, Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
  • Commended, USBBY Outstanding International Book
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Description

On his last day before retirement, Mr. Frank is sewing the most wonderful outfit of his long career. Who could it be for?

In all his years working as a tailor, Mr. Frank has made all kinds of clothes. From the practical uniforms of the 1940s to the wild and weird designs of the 1960s and 1970s, he has seen (and sewn) just about everything. But today’s project is especially close to Mr. Frank’s heart.

With its use of textiles and sensitive period detail, Irene Luxbacher’s artwork is the perfect complement to her understated text. The result is a story that children and grandparents can share with equal delight.

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Contributor notes

Irene Luxbacher is an artist and author living in Toronto. With more than fifteen years’ experience as an illustrator, Irene has received many awards for her children’s books. She has written and illustrated Deep Underwater (“Masterful artwork and nuanced verse” —Kirkus, starred review) and Mr. Frank, which was selected for the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List. Her illustrations for Malaika’s Costume and Malaika’s Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn have also been highly acclaimed, and her illustrations for The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen were shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award.

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Editorial Reviews

A cozy read-aloud, particularly for grandparents and their grandchildren.

— Booklist

Beautifully written and filled with visual details of days gone by, this small treasure is waiting to be shared again and again with a young grandchild…or with any young child.

— School Library Journal

Outstanding mixed-media collages and a thoughtful text create a distinctive book that rises far above most tributes to grandparental love. . . . a perfect book.

— Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

Luxbacher is pure genius, weaving in a half century-plus of fashion history into a glowing celebration of family.

— BookDragon

This quiet story is a wonderful homage to grandparents everywhere who delight in pleasing their grandchildren.

— Library Media Connection

Luxbacher’s gentle story, dedicated to her father “Frank the Tailor,” brims with nostalgia and affection.

— CM Magazine
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About the Author

Irene Luxbacher

Irene Luxbacher is an artist and the author-illustrator of The Jumbo Book of Art, The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art, the Starting Art series and Mattoo, Let's Play! She also illustrated The Imaginary Garden for Kids Can Press. She lives in Toronto.
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