The Promise

The Promise

Book - 2014
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An allegorical tale of hope takes on new life in this stirring, gorgeously illustrated story.

On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman's bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can't have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl's life -- and a chance to change the world, for good. Here is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old. In an exciting collaboration, author Nicola Davies joins forces with illustrator Laura Carlin to create a contemporary tale inspired by Jean Giono's 1953 story, L'homme qui plantait des arbres.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, c2014.
ISBN: 9780763666330
Branch Call Number: Z DAV
Characteristics: [42] p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Carlin, Laura - Illustrator


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Jul 26, 2016

While the idea of oak trees growing practically over night is pretty far fetched, this book makes up for it with the over all theme that small changes lead to big ones. The water colours are also quite lovely. I think this book pairs nicely with Miss Rumphius.

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