Bernardi lives with his grandfather, Babu, who supports them by making toys. Bernardi wishes he could go to school, but they can't afford it. When a tourist offers a handsome price for the music box Babu gave him as a present, Bernardi regretfully sells it, giving the money to Babu. Babu uses the money to pay for his grandson's school, and he starts working on a new music box. The book's sensitive text and endearing illustrations capture the tender relationship between a child and his grandfather. Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen is an award-winning author.
Age Range: 6 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
Lexile Measure: 600 (What's this?)
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Lee & Low Books (March 30, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 4 x 0.1 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds