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Author: Catherine Deeter,Alice Walker
ISBN13: 978-0340430224
Title: To Hell With Dying
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; 1st edition (1988)
Pages: 32

To Hell With Dying by Catherine Deeter,Alice Walker

To Hell With Dying Library Binding – April 1, 1988. by. Alice Walker (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Mr. Sweet's mor tality is somehow a personal failure as well as a personal loss. Its text, unusually long for a picture book, is di gressive, minimally structured, and sometimes difficult to read aloud. Refer ences to alcoholism, womanizing, ques tionable parentage, and poverty lend a confusing aura of realism to what is es sentially a romanticized tale

by Alice Walker & illustrated by Catherine Deeter. In a short story produced as a picture book, a well-known novelist (The Color Purple) depicts the loving relationship between Mr. Sweet, "a diabetic and an alcoholic and a guitar player," and the girl who narrates the story. Finally, on Mr. Sweet's 90th birthday, as the girl is completing her doctorate, she gets word that Mr. Sweet is dying for the last time-and hurries home from Massachusetts in time for a poignant farewell. Touched with the right sort of sentiment, Walker's story is overflowing with compassion, humor, and good sense.

Personal Name: Walker, Alice, 1944-. p. : col. ill. ;, 26 x 29 cm. Summary, et. The author relates how old Mr. Sweet, though often on the verge of dying, could always be revived by the loving attention that she and her brother gave him. Personal Name: Deeter, Catherine. Rubrics: African Americans Fiction Friendship Old age. Download now To hell with dying Alice Walker ; illustrated by Catherine Deeter. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

To Hell with Dying book. The tender colors seem lit from within, creating a reverential. A loving remembrance of a common man whose humanity Walker makes memorable. Booklist Overflowing with compassion, humor, and good sense, a fine story of deep feeling.

Discuss how the elderly are treated in society. Critical and Creative Thinking1. Why was Mr. Sweet so important in the childrens lives?3. Why is the book entitled To Hell With Dying?4. What changes took place in the life of the narrator during the story?5. How do you remember friends or relatives who have died?To Hell with Dying by Alice Walker1. Design a prayer service to remember friends and family members who have died.

To Hell with Dying Paperback – February 15, 1993. Refer ences to alcoholism, womanizing, ques tionable parentage, and poverty lend a confusing aura of realism to what is es sentially a romanticized tale

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California. Библиографические данные.

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Although prone to frequent illness, old Mr. Sweet spends much of his time playing with neighborhood children, but when he finally dies, the children know that in a special way he will live forever
Reviews: 6
Good story about a man and a young girl. I wanted some Alice Walker for my granddaughter who plays the guitar.
I really enjoyed this book, and if I had read it back in the day I wouldn't have thought about it, but these days we have to watch out for the "Mr. Sweets" in the world. Oh how the world has changed. I miss the old days sometimes.
I was terrified to sit to take the SAT's. All that fear disappeared when I opened to read the first section, and there was this beloved tale of my childhood.
I remember reading this book when I was a little girl and being so moved at 7 or 8 years old by the sensitivity of the relationship between the little girl and old man and the accute sense of personal loss at his death. Now that I am older, I appreciate even more the emphasis of human connection that shines through in this book. How wonderful to be a child and have a friend like Mr. Sweet. Although written in a style that younger children can easily relate to, it is a beautiful story to be appreciated at any age. I still have my copy twenty years later. The only hesitation would be the title which may make some parents nervous but again, I was never negatively influenced by it and the story's positive message far outweighs this one flaw. Beautiful illustrations as well.
This book is a story about unconditional love. The story is so touching. I have even bought it as a graduation present. It may look like a child's book but anyone can benefit from the message. If everyone would look for the good in others and just accept a person for who they are instead of judging them according to their own values it would be a better world.
Even if the ALA gives it a horrible review, this book is the side kick to literature such as The Bluest Eye, and Color Purple, believe it or not I would not consider this book for even my 5th graders, but rather the graduate level Library Science students! I had to read it twice and stop along the way, take in the details and realize how this miserable man's life had touched a young bright girl. At a time when so much is against African Americans a book comes along and you see a different reality. A reality whites choose to dismiss altogether, I'm Latino and in many ways I cannot relate to this story, however; it was a story that proves people wrong in so many ways.