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Albert the Fix-It Man

Janet Lord

Albert has a tool for every job, and he's never too busy or too tired to fix things for his neighbors.
Albert is always on the lookout for things to fix. If a hinge is rusty, he oils it. If a roof is leaky, he patches it. When Mr. Jensen's old green pickup needs a new motor, Albert hoists up the truck and drops it in. All his neighbors count on Albert to help them. But one day Albert is too sick to get out of bed. He's dizzy and his bones ache. What will happen when Albert is the one that needs help?
Author Janet Lord's simple story of generosity repaid is complemented by artist Julie Paschkis's colorful, folk-style illustrations. The result is a timeless story that celebrates the importance of helping others and the value of community.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: Mar 1st, 2008
  • Pages: 28
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.46in - 10.12in - 0.34in - 0.77lb
  • EAN: 9781561454334
  • Recommended age: 04-07
  • Categories: Social Themes - Values & Virtues

About the Author

Lord, Janet: - Janet Lord earned her BA in graphic arts and advertising from Concord University and now works as a graphic designer. She is the author of Where Is Catkin?, Albert the Fix-It Man, and Here Comes Grandma!, all illustrated by her sister Julie Paschkis. She lives in Pennsylvania.
Paschkis, Julie: - Julie Paschkis attended Cornell University and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT, where she earned a BFA. She taught art to grade school children for several years while working on her own art and illustration. Julie now works full-time painting, creating commercial illustrations, and illustrating children's books. Some of her books include Albert the Fix-It Man; Where Is Catkin?; Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella; and Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary. She lives in Washington.

Praise for this book

"A welcome dose of old-fashioned neighborliness."
"This is a warmly affecting story of (multicultural) community, greatly enhanced by Paschkis's stylish watercolor illustrations."
"Lord's rhythmic, simple text is perfectly cadenced for reading aloud, while Paschkis' cheerful illustrations, filled with scrolling designs and smiling friends, reinforce the sense of the close, busy community working together."