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Only One Year Sharon can hardly believe the news Di Di, her two year old brother, is being taken to China to spend a year with their grandparents Why can t he go to day care or be watched by a babysitter when Mama goes back to work Sharon wonders But her parents say it is better for relatives to take care of little childrenAfter Di Di first leaves, Sharon and her younger sister, Mary, pore over the photographs their grandma sends, trying to keep their little brother fresh in their minds As the year passes, the girls become involved with school, friends, and hobbies They think of Di Di less often Then one day he is home again, and it feels as if a stranger has entered their lives The children struggle to sort out their mixed emotions but soon discover that the bonds among siblings hold strong


10 thoughts on “Only One Year

  1. says:

    Unique and sweet


  2. says:

    I was lucky enough to win this book on goodreads firstreads It was an enlightening book for me on the Chinese custom of sending a young child to his grandparents for a year I thoroughly enjoyed the story of the lives of the 3 children, I loved the building of the dollhouse and how creative they were I also thought the illustrations wer


  3. says:

    Good little story for the younger child Will keep it for my grandson to read when ready.


  4. says:

    Sharon who is going into 4th graed and Mary who is going into 1st aren t too keen on the idea of sending their two year old brother Di Di David to China for a whole year to stay with their grandparents There are many relatives to share taking care of him there, but a year seems like a long time it s ALL of fourth grade Sharon is embarass


  5. says:

    This was a very interesting book I have heard before that children from Asia do get sent back to their native countries to spend time with their families for periods of time and then come back to their parents In this story, Di Di the two year old child gets sent to China to stay with her grandparents The parents do not want to put Di Di


  6. says:

    The story is less a STORY than a child narrated series of events You watch her come to terms with saying goodbye to her brother Sort of forget him Get angry when he returns Reconcile It is all 100% believable, which makes sense as this stuff does actually happen all the time.This is one that I ll be glad to give my kids when they are first


  7. says:

    Title Only One YearAuthor Andrea ChengPublisher Lee Low BooksSynopsis Sharon and Mary s two year old brother, Di Di, goes to China to live for a year as per family tradition The book centers around this event and what happens when Di Di comes back Ultimately, this is a celebration of family values.My Thoughts I thought this was a really cut


  8. says:

    Quick, enlightening read I have never thought of having a child of mine go overseas for a year to be raised by family there.and yet I can see why parents make that choice This book is a great insight into that process not only for the parents and little one, but for the big sisters too On page 18 Di Di s mom says they won t buy him shoes bec


  9. says:

    This was a good book to get a look into the way different cultures take care of their families I liked that at the end the author explained why the story was like this for the family and I loved the idea of siblings feeling that close They still showed the challenges of having siblings but it was a genuine love and care that they showed for e


  10. says:

    As far as I know, there are not many juvenile or adult fiction books written about the practice of sending young children off to stay for a long period of time with extended family so this title would make a good staple addition to any collection It would also work very well in a classroom especially during a unit on family or multiculturalism


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