The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman

By Pattison, Darcy

Publishers Summary:
Oliver K. Woodman, a man made of wood, takes a remarkable journey across America, as told through the postcards and letters of those he meets along the way.

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ISBN
978-0-15202-329-4
Publisher
Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2003

PreS-Gr 3 A map of the United States appears on the front endpapers of this book, and the title page shows an African-American girl sitting at a desk, writing a letter as she smiles widely. Tameka has invited her Uncle Ray, who lives in South Carolina, to visit her in California. Unable to get away, he builds a life-sized wooden man and sends it in his place. A note in Oliver's pouch asks peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2003

Imaginative hokum that comes off, in Joe Cepeda's hands, as picture book-perfect. Of course author Darcy Pattison knew what she was doing when she concocted a tale made up entirely of postcards and letters, leaving it up to the illustrator to fill in the story line in intervening wordless spreads. Out in California, young Tameka Schwartz writes her "favorite uncle" Ray, in North Carolina, to come for a summer visit; Uncle Ray, tied up with carpentry jobs, responds by sending off "my friend Oliver"—a wooden figure he hammers together and equips with a note asking for a lift and for a progress report to "Raymond Johnson, 111 Stony Lane...." Set a wooden figu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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