The Matchbox Diary

The Matchbox Diary

Book - 2013
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Follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763646011
0763646016
Branch Call Number: E
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ibatoulline, Bagram

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Too beautiful not to include, although it's matchboxes, not postcards, that take you through the story. These matchboxes tell a little girl about her great-grandfather's life.


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BookEMonster
Feb 03, 2018

This is a truly beautiful book. Moving, inspiring story, and gorgeous illustrations. A diary can be more than words. My favourites were the empty box, and the sunflower seed husks. Children and adults will love this!

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

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Small mementoes capture entire stories in this remarkable journey of an immigrant grandfather’s life.

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pco795
Sep 20, 2013

The story of a boy who resourcefully collects items and stores them in matchboxes as a makeshift diary since he doesn't know how to write is captivating. The illustrations are first-rate and complement the words in a magnificent way.

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