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Baker & Taylor
Life is beautiful, ever changing, sometimes not easy, but always worth waking up in the morning to see what might happen.

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A poignant meditation on finding beauty in the everyday world and strength in the face of adversity is presented from the viewpoints of a series of exotic animals from different world regions, in a vibrant collaboration between the Newbery Medal-winning author of Missing May and the illustrator of Beastly Babies. Simultaneous eBook.

Simon and Schuster
Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel explore the beauty and tenacity of life.

Life begins small, then grows…

There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world’s animals—including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more—Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Brendan Wenzel’s stunning landscapes and engaging creatures make this an inspiring and intriguing gift for readers of all ages.

Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781481451628
Branch Call Number: E RYLAN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Wenzel, Brendan - Illustrator


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ArapahoeStaff2 Aug 09, 2017

I loved the quiet, simplistic text that leads to critical thinking and profound meaning. I also greatly appreciated the beauty in the pictures.

Aug 08, 2017

What do you love about life? Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel provide an answer that applies to all of us. Beautiful illustrations.

AndLib1 Jul 12, 2017

Rylant does a wonderful job expressing complex emotions in the warmly illustrated book on the purpose of living. It is good for preschoolers to High Schoolers to adults trying to understand feelings, including happiness, awe, pride, love as well as, sadness, depression, difficulty, fear and why it’s important to wake up each day. It is a good bedtime or Storytime book. The text almost serves as a starting point for further discussion about these topics in a heartfelt and positive way. As the text states, “Remember this: in every corner of the world, there is something to love," and this book is one of those things.

debwalker May 31, 2017

Existentialism for children! And beauty for troubled times.

Apr 17, 2016

Excellent story , like the free verse style of writing also .
This book I am surprised is in the YA category as an adult . and an older adult, would much more identify with the topics of the story. Teens don't know about outhouses, no electricity , and the other hardships of Ludie's life experiences . Great story but would like to see this book in the Adult section also . Well worth reading . Short and powerful touching story .

EPLPicks_Teen Mar 13, 2010

Grade 5 - 9

Oct 04, 2009

A look at the life on one women told in verse. Tells of the ups and downs of her life and that of her family and those around her. A very touching story.


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AndLib1 Jul 12, 2017

AndLib1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

May 13, 2017

ningw thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 9


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