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The Matchbox Diary

The Matchbox Diary
Author: Paul Fleischman

This is a brand new book- just out in 2013.  I am often disappointed in newer books because I feel that so many of them lack a good, wholesome story.  This book took me by surprise as the story captured our attention (kids ages 9, 8 and 6), taught us a little history and the artwork is beautiful.  The book tells the story of a little girl visiting with her great grandpa as he tells her the story of his coming to America from Italy.  A touching story.  I would highly recommend this book!