Saturday, January 3, 2015

What Forest Knows by George Ella Lyon

George Ella Lyon, famous for her I Am From...poem, offers us a beautiful gift in this book. Winter can be a daunting time, but Lyon brings out the starkness through a lens of seeing rather than shuttering.
Here her words focus with keen clarity through a seeming shared perspective: hers and the forests. Depth in simplicity, sparseness in full life, she crafts a story as if we are walking right beside her in the woods.
The illustrator, August Hall, is new to me so I will do some searching to learn more about him. So much to learn: new book, new illustrator, new views, new wonderings. All gifts. Thank you, George Ella Lyon.

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