What Zeesie Saw on Delancey Street

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By Elsa Okon Rael
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
What Zeesie Saw on Delancey Street
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Zeesie feels very grownup indeed! For on this night, her seventh birthday, Zeesie is going to her first package party with Mama and Papa. She even has a brand new dress and a dollar bill her birthday gift all for herself! The package party is grand, with great towers of wrapped surprise packages to be auctioned to raise money for other new immigrants to the community. Such wonderful smells, tastes, and sounds, and oh, so much to see... But as Zeesie soon discovers, not everything and everyplace is meant to be explored, and what she does see that night on Delancey Street leaves her with a new knowledge about giving and receiving.

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2270 words2,270 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile 720LLexile 720L
Grade K to 3Grade K to 3
Age 5-8Age 5-8
Published 1996Published 1996

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