Tucky Jo and Little Heart

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By Patricia Polacco
Publisher Simon & Schuster Paula Wiseman Books
Tucky Jo and Little Heart
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Friendship, loyalty, and kindness stand the test of time in this heartwarming World War IIera picture book based on a true story from the beloved authorillustrator of Pink and Say and The Keeping Quilt.Tucky Jo was known as the kid from Kentucky when he enlisted in the army at age fifteen. Being the youngest recruit in the Pacific during World War II was tough. But he finds a friend in a little girl who helps him soothe his bug bites, and he gets to know her family and gives them some of his rations. Although the little girl doesnt speak English, Tucky Jo and Little Heart share the language of kindness. Many years later, Tucky Jo and Little Heart meet again, and an act of kindness is returned when its needed the most in this touching picture book based on a true story.

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2900 words2,900 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile AD670LLexile AD670L
Grade P to 3Grade P to 3
Age 4-8Age 4-8
Published 2015Published 2015

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