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"Everyone brought a gift for baby Lucma. Facile sat high up in his mango tree and watched. It was the only tree on the whole dusty mountaintop. Papa had planted it for him when he was born. "A strong tree protects its timoun," Papa said."
Young Facile wants to plant a tree in honor of his new baby sister, but he faces many obstacles. The first seed he plants is eaten by a goat, the second seed is washed away in a storm, and another seed is burnt by a scrub fire. Will Facile ever be able to plant a tree that will grow strong for baby Lucia?
In this story of determination, faith, and love, author Karen Lynn Williams introduces readers to the realities of rural life in the mountains of Haiti. Imbued with brilliant colors, expressive characters, and vivid landscapes, Linda Saport's illustrations capture the indomitable spirit of hope.
After many futile attempts to plant a tree in honor of his new baby sister, a young Haitian boy discovers the perfect solution.
About the Author :
Karen Lynn Williams has contributed to Circles of Hope as an author.
Karen Lynn Williams has written several books about the difficult lives of children around the world, including Galimoto (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard), Tap-Tap (Clarion), and Circles of Hope (Eerdmans). Karen has lived in Haiti and Malawi, but now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Linda Saport has contributed to Circles of Hope as an illustrator. Linda Saport has illustrated many distinctive picture books, among them Subira Subira (Clarion), Before You Were Born (Eerdmans), and The Face at the Window (Clarion), which earned the Americas Award. Her work has also been exhibited in the Society of Illustrators annual show. Linda Saport lives in Boulder, Colorado.
|Title:||Circles of Hope||Publisher:||Eerdmans Books for Young Readers|
|Author:||Karen Lynn Williams, Linda Saport|
|No. of Pages:||32|
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