Friday, March 28, 2014

The Promise

THE PROMISE by Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Laura Carlin. Candlewick, 2014.

A young girl steals a bag of what she thinks are groceries from an old woman. Tyhe woman exacts a promise from the girl to plant what she has taken. What she has are acorns. And plant them she does, all over her dark, ugly neighborhood. The neighborhood is changed by the trees, and the girl continues to travel to other places, to plant, to make changes. What a lovely allegory for how to make the world better. Tie to MISS RUMPHIUS for a terrific text set.

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