Little Cliff and the Porch People

Little Cliff and the Porch People

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Overview

In a series of acclaimed memoirs, Clifton Taulbert has told of the nurturing community that raised him within the segregated Mississippi Delta of the 1950's. Now the memorable characters from Eight Habits of the Heart, When We Were Colored, and Taulbert's other popular works appear in his first picture book. Little Cliff's great-grandmother needs a pound of butter to make her candied sweet potatoes. She sends Cliff off to get the butter and tells him to get home "lickety-split." But all the front porches Cliff must pass are full today—full of neighbors who want to help him with his errand! This heartwarming story about intergenerational friendship is beautifully illustrated by artist E. B. Lewis's light-filled paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803721753
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Little Cliff and the Porch People 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
awilkes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Little Cliff¿s great grandmother sends him on a mission to get some of Miz Callie¿s special butter for her candied sweet potatoes. On the way to Miz Callie¿s house Little Cliff is stopped by every neighbor. The neighbors all give Little Cliff some suggestion or ingredient for the candied sweet potatoes. Th isstory is set in the old style deep south. The pictures are very colorful and they make this story have a calm or warm feeling. There is a great amount of synergy between the pictures and text. Without the pictures the story would not be the same. Good for grades 2-3.
caaats on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Written by Taulbert, Clifton L. and illustrated by Lewis, E.B. Little Cliff and the Porch People is a great book. Little Cliff¿s great grandmother sends him on a mission to get some of Miz Callie¿s special butter for her candied sweet potatoes. On the way to Miz Callie¿s house Little Cliff is stopped by every neighbor. The neighbors all give Little Cliff some suggestion or ingredient for the candied sweet potatoes. The story is set in the old style deep south. E.B. Lewis¿ water color paintings are great. They are colorful and light adding a calm or warm feeling to the story. There is a great amount of synergy between the pictures and text. Without the pictures the story would not be the same.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives an advice for kids. There are some kids that live with their relatives and are no help for them. Little Cliff always was a real helper to the people in the house. Also he think a lot that that was the way didnt maintain bored or lonely. The book is ok.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel that children could deeply relate to this book because it goes back to the essence of most childhoods and personally brings back memories of my childhood and expereinces I had as a kid.When I read this book I felt i was there.It made me reminice times when I had as a kid.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel that children could deeply relate to this book becouse it goes back to the essence of most childhoods and personally brings back memeries of my childhood and expereinces I had as a kid.When I read this book I felt i was there.It made me reminice times when I had as a kid.