Coming on Home Soon (2020)

Coming on Home Soon Jacqueline Woodson E.B. Lewis Coming on Home Soon Ada Ruth s mama must go away to Chicago to work leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind It s war time and women are needed to fill the men s jobs As winter sets in Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up thei
  • Title: Coming on Home Soon
  • Author: Jacqueline Woodson E.B. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780399237485
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Hardcover
Coming on Home Soon Jacqueline Woodson E.B. Lewis Ada Ruth s mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind It s war time, and women are needed to fill the men s jobs As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole MamAda Ruth s mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind It s war time, and women are needed to fill the men s jobs As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.
Coming on Home Soon Jacqueline Woodson E.B. Lewis

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  1. Jenny

    Jacqueline Woodson is now one of my new favorite authors Coming on Home Soon offers so many opportunities for making predictions, inferences, and wonderful discussions.

  2. Karen Witzler

    The American home front during World War II is the setting for this gentle tale of a girl and her grandmother making do at home while loved ones serve far away Luminous and comforting illustrations and a spare just right text that suggests many things while never belaboring the points of loneliness and hardship and a far off war and it has a growing kitten to mark the passage of time.

  3. L12_Anke

    Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson is a Caldecott Honor Book that tells the story of a young girl named Ada whose mother leaves home to find a job in Chicago It s set during World War II when all the men are off fighting in the war and women are needed to fill jobs Imagine that, Ada Ruth A colored woman working on the railroad says Ada s grandmother This historical fiction picture book is beautifully illustrated as it shows the sadness and loneliness felt by Ada and her strong willed gran [...]

  4. Tatiana

    During World War II, women took the jobs that men held before signing up or being drafted into the war Ada Ruth s mama finds just such a job in Chicago, which means she has to leave her daughter behind with Grandma The days are ordinary but hold an emptiness that only Ada Ruth s mama can fill Finally, a letter arrives saying her mama will be coming home soon.This is a very quiet story, and very simple WWII is one of my favorite time periods, and life on the homefront is often not portrayed, espe [...]

  5. Elizabeth

    A simple plot, sparingly yet evocatively told by Jacqueline Woodson, with E.B Lewis s beautiful, muted watercolors adding another level to the loneliness and restrained emotions of the text They re hiring colored woman in Chicago since all the men are off fighting the war Then Ada Ruth s mother, whose hands are warm and soft, who loves Ada Ruth than anything in the world, even snow, leaves to find work Ada Ruth stays home alone with Grandma, and does her best not to cry, as she adjusts to her m [...]

  6. Alex Baugh

    When Ada Ruth s Mama decides to go to Chicago to earn some money to send home, Ada Ruth must stay home with her Grandma Yet as the days pass, and no letter or money comes from Chicago, Ada Ruth misses her Mama and But Grandma reassures her that Mama with be coming on home soon and to just keep writing to her.When Ada Ruth finds a kitten at the door one cold snowy morning, Grandma tells her she can t keep it, there isn t enough food for themselves with the war going on let alone a kitten But sh [...]

  7. Simone

    Author Jacqueline WoodsonPublisher and Date G.P Putnam s Sons, 2004Summary Ada Ruth s mother left her to work in Chicago, a city that was hiring colored women With her mother working in Chicago to earn money for the family and the men off fighting a war, she is left in the arms of her Grandma Throughout the sadness and loneliness, Ada Ruth and her Grandma faced, they still found something to smile about Review Jacqueline Woodson wrote a hopeful story that in many ways is timeless The plot allows [...]

  8. Rachel Dickson

    Hopeful and sad at the same time, this book is a great reminder that life was hard during war That not everyone has it so easy And that chasing your dreams is important, but knowing the roads that lead you home again is even .The pictures really tell the story itself They depict the weather, the cold snow and the flat earth The soft kitten and the love that each character in the story had for one another Everything, from the bows in Ada Ruth s hair, to the lamp next to the frosty window The pict [...]

  9. Adams Eagles

    Isreal J.10Review Coming On Home Soon is about a girl name Ada Ruth and her Mom is gonna be gone for a long time Ada is worried about her Mom because she is working right by the men who are fighting in war Ada Grandma comes and watches her Then a black cat shows up at the door Ada feeds the cat then keeps it as a pet.When Ada woke up she woke up she starts to write letters to her Mom I like how when Ada Mom left her Grandma tells her it s ok and stuff I can relate Ada because one time my Mom had [...]

  10. Seema Rao

    Rich watercolor illustrations share the tale of a young girl and her grandma waiting for news from her mother The emotions, particularly the longing, are palpable in the illustrations.

  11. Matthewluke

    Set during World War II, historical fiction and 2005 Caldecott award winning book, Coming On Home Soon will help paint a picture of the role women played during WW II This story intended for students in grades 2 3 was written by award winning author Jacqueline Woodson Coming On Home Soon, tells the story of young Ada Ruth, her mother and her grandmother during times of war During WW II, many women took on jobs that were seen at the time as traditional male jobs Ada Ruth s mother was one of these [...]

  12. Charmie McKinney

    Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by E.B LewisThis story took place at a time of World War II The men were off fighting and women had to go out and work to take care of the family Mama landed a job in Chicago and had to leave behind her little girl, Ada Ruth, with grandma Ada and her grandma were missing Mama but they had each other Everyday Ada Ruth would anxiously wait for the mailman to deliver the mail in hopes of a letter from Mama As Ada waited for the day her mama woul [...]

  13. Erin

    In Coming on Home Soon by Jaqueline Woodson, we are introduced to Ada Ruth On the very first page, her mother informs her that she will be leaving to work in Chicago She tells Ada Ruth that, They re hiring colored women in Chicago since all the men are off fighting in the war Ada stays with her grandma and awaits letters from her mother She takes in a scrawny kitten that, even her Grandmother comes to love as they try and keep their spirits up through the harsh winter months Eventually, a letter [...]

  14. Ashley Adams

    1 Picture Book Historical2 This is the story of a little girl named Ada Ruth, who is left to live with her Grandma after her mother leaves to work in Chicago, because women are needed to work men s jobs during the war This recounts the life of Ada Ruth while she waits for her mom to come home, so that life could be normal again.3 Critique a The stunning illustrations stand out in this historical picture book.b The exquisitely detailed artwork in this book complements the sparse word choice The c [...]

  15. Daionda

    This book provides a great story about a young girl, her mother and her grandmother Her mother has to leave during the war to fill in the jobs where the men were working before they all left for war When her mother leaves, the young girl and her grandmother spend time together, trying to comfort her in the time her mom is not around The young girl keeps writing to her mother however she does not write back until later in the book While waiting for her mother s return the young girl finds a cat t [...]

  16. Christine Jensen

    Approximate Interest Level Reading Level Early to Mid Elementary Format Picture BookAwards Caldecott Honor 2005 , ALA Notable Books for Children 2005 , fand Charlotte Zolotow Honor 2005 The watercolor illustrations in this book are beautiful and warmheartedly convey the emotions of a little girl who is desperately missing her mother The text is equally as tender, as the little girl often remembers her mother s words when she would tell her that she loved her, how she would remember the warmth of [...]

  17. Ch_beth Rice

    Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson tells the story of a young girl living with her grandmother during World War II The girl s mother has left to work in Chicago because they re hiring colored women since all the men are off fighting in the war While the young girl waits for a letter from her mother she goes about daily life and the struggles during war time such as not having much food to eat The girl takes in a stray kitten that her grandmother learns to like and all the while waiting fo [...]

  18. Jerrica

    I think this book is really heart breaking because the little girl doesnt see her mom any I feel that the mom got the little girl s hopes up by promising that she ll write but doesn t until the end of the story I think it would be hard if a child sees one of their parents leaving, so i think this book can somewhat comfort children or show them that they re not the only one going through a situation where they don t live with their parents any In this book, I really liked how the illustrator was [...]

  19. 538 PM Jeremy Kossak

    Hush nowYour mama s gonna be coming on home soon Those are the words spoken by Ada Ruth s grandmother as they cling to each other in the hopes that Mama will return Coming on Home Soon is a sad story, but it s one that is beautifully illustrated with life like detail Readers will forget this book is set during the Second World War The illustrations are timeless and really do set the mood throughout the story I felt as if I was part of the narrative As I read, I felt the characters pain and sympa [...]

  20. Ch_13catherinecooper

    This book takes places during WWII even though it is not explicitly stated within the text Ada Ruth is a young girl who s mother has left home with Ada in the care of her grandmother to travel north to Chicago to work on the railroads Her mother explains that, They re hiring colored women in Chicago since all the men are off fighting the war and that she will write and send money home to them The young girl continuously writes her mother, however she gets discouraged because she never receives a [...]

  21. Brenda Lambert

    While reading this book I wanted to cry for the little girl because she was living in a time where jobs and food for a family were hard to have When her mother left for work in Chicago, and the young girl was really sad all the time because she loved her mother dearly, I found that I could relate to her feelings about missing her mom, because myself when I was little had my mother leave me and my family But my mother was not leaving to earn money to provide for her family, she was leaving and ne [...]

  22. Anna

    I really enjoyed this book It s the story of a girl who lives with her grandmother while her mother goes into the city to find work during the war I didn t think I would like this book but the author does a wonderful job of describing the way the girl is waiting and missing her mother without being too sappy or dramatic I usually like stories that are obviously cleaver but I grew to love this one and the end made me cry it s a gentler story but a powerful one too E.B Lewis watercolors are a lov [...]

  23. Mitchell

    A modern Caldecott Honor picture book Reading old and new Caldecotts intertwined continues to be an interesting way to see how the world has changed In this one the writing is relatively simple but not boring And the production values on the art and paper and binding is high The picture is a small one and almost timeless except for being set in a rural household at a time of war, perhaps WWII There is just a little bit of something missing from this one, not quite sure what But rural scenes don [...]

  24. Nancy

    Jacqueline Woodson tells the story that lets the U.S know that Rosie the Riveter was not only white but she came in every beautiful shade of brown This book is quite special to me because my grandmother and aunt both worked in the Tank arsenal in Detroit during that time Thanks Jackie for remembering these brown beautiful women that too help win the war

  25. Jane

    Jacqueline Woodson is brilliant I read this book aloud to a group of fifth graders and they totally understood why I thought it felt like poetry The rhythms and the silences in this book are pure poetry Lewis s paintings are poetry as well Buy the book for a child in your life.

  26. Heather

    really truly loved appreciated this bookand now I say to our Little Bean I love you than the rain I love you than the sun and I can tell she loves hearing that.

  27. Mary Mckelvin

    This was Jada First World War II book First I had to explain the time period and then Jada didn t understand why the mom called herself colored.

  28. Patrick Resse

    Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B Lewis, is a sad, but quite realistic story that conveys the many struggles that families went through during wartime This book is most appropriate for kindergarten and first, and possibly even second graders This book has received the Caldecott Honor in 2004, and for good reasons, as it is a wonderful, but sad story The book begins with Ada Ruth s mother telling her that they are hiring colored women at the railroad since the men o [...]

  29. Alexus Miller

    Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson is a Caldecott Honor picture book that follows Ada Ruth and her grandmother as they await mama s return While the men are away fighting the war, the women are called to work Ada Ruth s mama is headed to Chicago to find a job on the railroad, and send some money home to Ada Ruth and her grandmother They re hiring colored women in Chicago since all the men are off fighting in the war While mama is away, Ada Ruth and her grandmother [...]

  30. Corinne Creighton

    This book portrays what most families went through during World War II Ada Ruth, the main character experiences pain and loneliness while her Mom has to go away to work because women were needed to fill men s jobs However, Ada is staying with her grandmother, but Ada still longs for her mother This story shows the struggle of having little food and little resources during this time period Ada and her grandmother listen to the radio and hear all the loss and heartache that the war is causing Thro [...]

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