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TITLE: FREE TO BE A FAMILY By MARLO THOMAS & FRIENDS 1987 First Edition AUTHOR: MARLO THOMAS & FRIENDS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: BANTAM BOOKS, Toronto, NY 1987 EDITION: First Edition with '0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1' CATEGORY: Coffee Table, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: BLUE TITLE: FREE TO BE A FAMILY By MARLO THOMAS & FRIENDS 1987 First Edition AUTHOR: MARLO THOMAS & FRIENDS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: BANTAM BOOKS, Toronto, NY 1987 EDITION: First Edition with '0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1' CATEGORY: Coffee Table, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: BLUE


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TITLE: FREE TO BE A FAMILY By MARLO THOMAS & FRIENDS 1987 First Edition AUTHOR: MARLO THOMAS & FRIENDS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: BANTAM BOOKS, Toronto, NY 1987 EDITION: First Edition with '0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1' CATEGORY: Coffee Table, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: BLUE TITLE: FREE TO BE A FAMILY By MARLO THOMAS & FRIENDS 1987 First Edition AUTHOR: MARLO THOMAS & FRIENDS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: BANTAM BOOKS, Toronto, NY 1987 EDITION: First Edition with '0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1' CATEGORY: Coffee Table, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: BLUE

30 review for Free to Be...a Family: A Book About All Kinds of Belonging

  1. 4 out of 5

    M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews

    This is a really great collection of stories I enjoyed as a kid, with a wide variety of illustrations and different authors. It's been years since I read this so all the stories are kind of mushed up and it's hard for me to remember them. I really need to find this book so I can re-read it and appreciate it even more as an adult. This is a really great collection of stories I enjoyed as a kid, with a wide variety of illustrations and different authors. It's been years since I read this so all the stories are kind of mushed up and it's hard for me to remember them. I really need to find this book so I can re-read it and appreciate it even more as an adult.

  2. 4 out of 5

    E

    I love the stories and poems in this collection, and I love the point it's trying to make, but it is difficult to gauge at what age children should read it. The Shel Silverstein poems (indeed, most of the poems) appeal to kids as young as four, but the rest is ideally for an audience much more mature than that of FREE TO BE YOU... AND ME. I remember reading "Another Cinderella" when I was seven. It's a great story about the dangers of spoiling a child to the point where they have no sense of acc I love the stories and poems in this collection, and I love the point it's trying to make, but it is difficult to gauge at what age children should read it. The Shel Silverstein poems (indeed, most of the poems) appeal to kids as young as four, but the rest is ideally for an audience much more mature than that of FREE TO BE YOU... AND ME. I remember reading "Another Cinderella" when I was seven. It's a great story about the dangers of spoiling a child to the point where they have no sense of accomplishment or self-worth, but I didn't understand a word of it at the age of seven. "Cross Your Fingers" is a beautiful metaphor for losing one's childhood sense of make-believe in exchange for intellect and the ability to fathom the wonders of the world, but once again it's a bit much for Shel Silverstein fans. Considering the mix of entertaining stories meant to convey a sense of social equality and tolerance, I suppose it should be presented to kids at about the same age they would read The American Girl books. For me that was nine years old, but of course it all depends on the child.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rosa

    I love the story “Cross Your Fingers,” by Mavis Jukes and the poem “We and They” by Lucille Clifton best. “Cross Your Fingers” is beautiful, sad, and really important-feeling. Same with “We and They,” and “The Turn of the Tide” by Carly Simon and Jacob Brackman. Serious. I’ve always loved seriousness. The illustrators of these pieces, John Steptoe, Jerry Pinkney, and Leo and Diane Dillon, can’t go unacknowledged.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Talia

    I loved this collection of short stories and songs as a kid, but as I read it now, it seems a little dated. Many of the stories still hold strong today, though, including a Superman comic about adoption, and "Stevie", a story about a boy's surrogate kid brother. The "songs" are pretty much pointless, as there's no CD available and sheet music (?!?) in the back. My favorite is "My Grandma", about a little girl who is ashamed of her eccentric grandmother from a foreign country. I loved this collection of short stories and songs as a kid, but as I read it now, it seems a little dated. Many of the stories still hold strong today, though, including a Superman comic about adoption, and "Stevie", a story about a boy's surrogate kid brother. The "songs" are pretty much pointless, as there's no CD available and sheet music (?!?) in the back. My favorite is "My Grandma", about a little girl who is ashamed of her eccentric grandmother from a foreign country.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kelly H. (Maybedog)

    This is similar to the first book in that there are many different kinds of stories, poems and songs about relationships including mostly families, but also friends and neighbors. It's not quite as fun as the first one, probably since I didn't grow up with it, but the stories are interesting and have good messages. This is similar to the first book in that there are many different kinds of stories, poems and songs about relationships including mostly families, but also friends and neighbors. It's not quite as fun as the first one, probably since I didn't grow up with it, but the stories are interesting and have good messages.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Vegan

    This seemed so revolutionary when it came out and seems so passé now. But it’s a good window into history and I’m sure there’s still a need for it. And I do love Marlo Thomas and what she contributed.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alexandria Roberts

    MetLife Insurance Company and Uncle Bill and Aunt Sally and Lizzie and Maggie and Grandma and Grandpa and Benjamin Scott Roberts and Robert William Roberts and Alexandria Caitlyn Roberts.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    Free to be ... a little corn-ee. But actually, I liked this secondhand bookstore find a lot and plan to read it to my kids.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Daisy

  10. 4 out of 5

    Megan

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tee Jay

  12. 5 out of 5

    Elena Giselle

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shelly (Michele) Smits

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bryan Barnes

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jolene

  16. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Pierce

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jen

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mariah

  19. 5 out of 5

    Julian Griffith

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mindi

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cait (Luckycharmedlovesbooks)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Prater

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kira

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lacy

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tycho

  26. 5 out of 5

    Katy

  27. 4 out of 5

    Grace

  28. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

  29. 4 out of 5

    rachel

  30. 4 out of 5

    Debra

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