The Promise

The Promise

Picture Book - 2014 | First U.S. edition
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On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman's bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can't have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl's life--and a chance to change the world, for good.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: PICTURE BOOK DAV
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Carlin, Laura - Illustrator
ISBN: 9780763666330


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Jul 26, 2016

While the idea of oak trees growing practically over night is pretty far fetched, this book makes up for it with the over all theme that small changes lead to big ones. The water colours are also quite lovely. I think this book pairs nicely with Miss Rumphius.


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