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The Two Brothers

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Awards Received by The Two Brothers

Yankee Magazine Top 40 New England Children's Book
National Council of Social Studies Notable Trade Book

Critical Acclaim for The Two Brothers

"A satisfying conclusion (all the more so because it really happened) . . . the story subtly shows the hardships and uncertainties immigrants faced, and the naïve-style paintings . . . complement the country flavor of the tale."


"Arranged in a variety of handsome layouts, [the oil paintings] reinforce the dignified, straightforward text. A worthy addition to immigration literature."

School Library Journal

Critical Acclaim for the Vermont Folklife Center Children’s Book Series

“The series, a model for building a national culture from stories rather than bricks, offers something for everyone.”

– Daria Donnelley, Commonweal

“The series proudly promotes the richly diverse heritage that makes our country unique and strong. Americans of all ages will enjoy these keenly insightful and beautifully illustrated treasures.”

– Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States

“The series as a whole preserves the memories of a bygone way of life.”

Publishers Weekly

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