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No One But You
by Douglas Wood and P. J. Lynch


Overview - The creators of Grandad's Prayers of the Earth return with a look at how each person's experiences in the world are gloriously unique.

Feel the rain kiss your skin or the wind ruffle your hair. Hear the hum of a bumblebee; watch a water strider march across a pond; taste a red, ripe strawberry; whistle with a blade of grass.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The creators of Grandad's Prayers of the Earth return with a look at how each person's experiences in the world are gloriously unique.

Feel the rain kiss your skin or the wind ruffle your hair. Hear the hum of a bumblebee; watch a water strider march across a pond; taste a red, ripe strawberry; whistle with a blade of grass. From Christopher Medal-winning author Douglas Wood and celebrated illustrator P.J. Lynch comes a moving look at the experiences that belong only to us, marking a place on Earth that is ours alone. After all, who but you can remember your own memories? Wonderfully evocative of nature's sensory treasures, here is a perfect gift to share with a child - or to inspire loved ones of any age as they set out to create their special place in the world.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763638481
  • ISBN-10: 076363848X
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 11.59 x 9.79 x 0.44 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.23 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Values & Virtues

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-03-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

Titles of this nature usually accompany a tribute to the unconditional love between parent and child. Here, however, the subject is the relationship of the child to the world, and the magical combination of acuity, empathy, and enthusiasm that determines individual perspective: "No one else in the world can look up at the stars,/ these stars, right now,/ with your own eyes,/ and feel your own special place on this earth," writes Wood (who collaborated with Lynch on Granddad's Prayer of the Earth). Lynch's generously scaled (and occasionally almost life-size) canvas-textured oil portraits capture children's epiphanies from a variety of angles and framings, with the most effective images offering readers a vantage point that a snapshot can't: when a child savors the chill of bare toes dipped into a pond, Lynch provides a literal fish-eye view that looks up through the creamy, dappled aqua water. But the beauty of the pictures can't overcome the book's lack of even a modest dramatic arc. The examples, however heartfelt, feel undifferentiated, and the overall impression is that of a catalogue rather than a reverie. Ages 6–up. (May)

 
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