Bibliographic Information: Horder Hippely, H. A Song for Lena. (2011). U.S.: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Brief Annotation: When an old beggar visits Lena and her poor family, instead of giving him scraps, they give him some of their fresh pie to eat. In return, he plays a beautiful melody for them on his violin. This happens at the same time every year until one year when he doesn’t return.
Genre: Free Choice (Picture)
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Students who are peacemakers, students who love stories about good people.
Rating/Response: 4. This is a wonderful book with wonderful illustrations. It actually really tugged at my heartstrings, and I would love to read this in front of a class.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever met somebody who was really in need? What feelings did you have for that person?
Posted by: Iliya Hoffert