A Song for Lena

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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

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