An inspiring book about art and struggle--and the magic of Sonny Rollins.
A lively, warm-hearted journey along the Inka Trail.
by Tami Charles, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara, Candlewick Press, 2019 My three-year-old daughter loves this book. I can feel her engagement from the beginning as Ti Gran and Belle start their cooking and the rhythm of the book begins. This book shifts its moods without ever losing its joy as Belle’s grandmother teaches her to … Continue reading Book Review: Freedom Soup – how can such a wrenching, important story be so joyful?
Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Kelly Murphy, published by Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA, 2007 Set in Ireland in the 19th century, Fiona relies on her wits to best the Leprechaun King. Written in beautiful, rhythmic prose, the clever twist at the end as Fiona outwits the King is a pleasure every time. The illustrations … Continue reading Book Review: Fiona’s Luck
We’re Riding On A Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road by Laurie Krebs, illustrated by Helen Cann, published by Barefoot Books, Cambridge, MA, 2005. This book comes from one of my favourite publishers, Barefoot Books. It’s a gorgeously illustrated narrative poem about a family’s year-long journey on the old Silk Road. There’s a strong … Continue reading Book Review: We’re Riding on a Caravan