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John's Turn

Mac Barnett

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Sensitive men grab a tissue, this was you in fourth grade. John prepares to take his turn at the school assembly, ready to show everybody his own special talent. His nerves may override his ambition, but he discovers that with a little help from our friends, we can all soar. (LITERALLY SOBBING RIGHT NOW) -PD

E. B. White Read-Aloud winner Mac Barnett celebrates individuality in a story told with tenderness and subtlety.

It’s John’s big day at school today—a performance for Sharing Gifts time. His bag is carefully packed and prepared, his classmates are ready, and the curtain is waiting to open. John is nervous, looking out at all the other children staring back at him. But he takes a big breath and begins. Mac Barnett’s compassionate text and Kate Berube’s understated and expressive art tell the story of a kid who finds the courage to show others his talent for dancing.

Hardcover | Ages 4-8 | 32 pages | 10.00" x 11.00"