Maurice Duncan Marcela has many things in his favor: the love and support of a huge extended family and the varied and thrilling experience of living in the city. Through the eyes of a young boy, Rebecca Bond's Bravo Maurice! celebrates the different talents and skills that exist in the urban community.
By trailing his family members around and their various jobs of baker, writer, taxi driver, florist and more, Maurice learns to appreciate the sights and sounds of the city. His family teaches him all about their jobs and hopes he will follow in their footsteps but ultimately Maurice is supported and praised for the gifts he has as a unique individual.
It appears to be out of print, but your library may have a copy. I hope you look for it.
Big Kid says: Bravo, Maurice!