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One Love
by Cedella Marley and Vanessa Brantley-Newton


Overview - Adapted from one of Bob Marley's most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Adapted from one of Bob Marley's most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better. Adapted by Cedella Marley, Bob Marley's first child, and gorgeously illustrated by Vanessa Newton, this heartwarming picture book offers an upbeat testament to the amazing things that can happen when we all get together with one love in our hearts.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781452102245
  • ISBN-10: 1452102244
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 9.93 x 10.28 x 0.35 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-09-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

As she did in Three Little Birds (Tuff Gong, 2006), Cedella Marley adapts a song by her late father, reggae musician Bob Marley. She takes liberties with the lyrics: other than the song’s chorus (“One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel all right!”), the prose bears no resemblance to the original song. Marley replaces religious references with nature-based reflections on love: “One love, what the flower gives the bee./ One love, what Mother Earth gives the tree.” Readers rely more on Brantley-Newton’s (Let Freedom Sing) cheery, mixed-media illustrations to follow the book’s plot, in which a girl galvanizes her multiethnic community to pick up litter and plant flowers to open “One Love Park,” their cooperative efforts driving home the “let’s get together” thrust of the refrain. Filled with patterned materials and bold colors, Brantley-Newton’s illustrations are as sunny as the characters’ dispositions, and the scenes include several visual nods to Bob Marley. Conflict-free, it’s simply a feel-good story of a community coming together—though unfortunately, not one readers can really sing along with. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)

 
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