Timmerman Was Here

Timmerman Was Here

Book - 2009
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At first the narrator resents Timmerman after he moves into the room vacated by her grandfather who had moved into senior citizen housing. But she comes to like Timmerman and takes a black eye defending him. What is Timmerman doing at night with a spade and a dirty sack? Spring reveals the secret after Timmerman has moved on.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780887768903
Branch Call Number: SYDOR
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Debon, Nicolas


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Jan 09, 2015

This is a very good story and keeps you wondering till the end what Timmerman was doing out at night with a burlap sack and a shovel . This a wait-and-see tale that is a charming blend of mystery , perceptions , friendship and trusting your instincts . The end result will be a touching surprise just as the end of this story is .

emilymelissabee Aug 24, 2012

This is a great story all about trusting one's instincts, avoiding bullying, and standing up for what - or who - one believes in. An inspirational and sweet story that is also beautifully illustrated, this book is classic.

Aug 06, 2010

This is a fantastic book that challenges the reader to forget preconcieved notions about someone or to blindly follow what everyone else believes and to follow your own beliefs instead.

This is a book that can be enjoyed by children of all ages as the lesson being taught is universal and timeless.

This book can be shared in the classroom as a read aloud to Div. I students and for Div. II students it is a fantastic book to have discussions about acceptance of others and holding to one's beliefs when everyone else believes in something else.

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