Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the backyard treasures

Tricia Springstubb

Sound recording - 2020

Khalil lives in the upstairs apartment with his family, which is big and busy and noisy. Downstairs lives Mr. Hagerty, who is quiet. Khalil and Mr. Hagerty don't appear to have a lot in common, but hot summer days have a way of bringing people together. As Khalil looks for buried treasure in the yard, Mr. Hagerty tends to his garden. Both help each other navigate language - whether it be learning new words or remembering those seemingly forgotten. Before long, an unlikely friendship is born..., full of treasure, thoughtfulness, and chocolate cake. Through well-cultivated details and vibrant cut-paper collage, author Tricia Springstubb and illustrator Elaheh Taherian nurture a heart-tugging tribute to the love of good neighbors and to the strength of intergenerational and intercultural bonds.

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VOX books.
Picture books
Children's audiobooks
[Fairfax, Virginia] : [Library Ideas, LLC] 2020.
VOX edition
Item Description
Book originally published: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.
"The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There's no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read"--Publisher's website.
VOX Audio playback device includes headphone jack, external speaker, play/pause button, volume controls, page-turning controls, rechargeable battery, low battery indicator, and removable AC adapter.
Physical Description
1 audio-enabled book (1 volume (unpaged)) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Main Author
Tricia Springstubb (author)
Other Authors
Elaheh Taherian (illustrator), Suehyla El-Attar (narrator)