Esmé tells us about
the night she and her mother became “egg vigilantes” against an illegally
parked car; her freewheeling first school, where kids sat on sofas instead of
at desks and could choose disco dancing instead of math; her dangerous
neighborhood, which her father made seem friendly and wondrous; the Passover
dinner when she stole a matzoh right out from under a rabbi; the awe-inspiring,
life-threatening Chicago snowstorms; and lessons about love from tea-reading
gypsies and Popeye cartoons.
In stories that
perfectly evoke the perspective of her ten-year-old self, author Esmé Raji
Codell demonstrates her gift for making the ordinary extraordinary, and the
unusual familiar. Sing a Song of Tuna Fish is a memoir of a Chicago childhood;
a tribute to the art of attention; and most of all, a joyful listening
experience for kids and families.
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