Review of Life

Rylant, Cynthia Life
48 pp. Simon/Beach Lane 2017. ISBN 978-1-4814-5162-8 Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-5163-5

(3) K–3 Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. A reverie on life — its mutability, joys, and challenges — leads to a conclusion of hope: "There is always a new road to take." The poetic (if slightly bromidic) text is given rigor and specificity by a series of gorgeous, richly colored, dramatically lit landscapes and animal portraits. With its inspirational life lessons, this is sure to find its way to new graduates.

From the Fall 2017 issue of The Horn Book Guide.

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Sarah Ellis
Sarah Ellis is a Vancouver-based writer and critic, recently retired from the faculty of The Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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