Generosity* Personified: The King of Capri

Wednesday, September 19, 2007.

The King of CapriAuthor: Jeanette Winterson (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jane Ray (on JOMB)
Published: 2004 Bloomsbury Publishing (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0747563470

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Crammed* with curiosities and humourous details, this gorgeously illustrated and leisurely told fairy tale reminds us of the perils of reckless consumption and the priceless pleasures of good company.

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Encrypted Freedom: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Friday, May 4, 2007.

Follow the Drinking GourdAuthor: Jeanette Winter (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jeanette Winter
Published: 1992 Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0679819975

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Saturated with colour and emotion, this beautifully illustrated book — like the song that inspired it — opens young eyes to the value of freedom and the price some pay to achieve it. Fact or fiction, it’s an inspiring read.

Follow the Drinking Gourd” performed by The Brookfield High School World Voices Choir and Maria Hawkins used with permission of Jeannie Hunter. Learn more about The Brookfield Highschool World Voices Choir on this episode of The Electric Sky Podcast.

Spacious and Spellbinding: The Tortilla Cat

Friday, August 18, 2006.

The Tortilla CatAuthor: Nancy Willard
Illustrator: Jeannette Winter (on JOMB)
Published: 1998 Harcourt Brace Children’s Books
ISBN: 0152895876

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This simply spun and beautifully illustrated story of family, magic and suspense absorbs our girls completely — and almost always ends to cries of “read it again!”.

 
 

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