Maple

20 May

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Maple written and illustrated by Lori Nichols (2014)

This story is quiet and funny and honors children and their families. Maple’s parents planted a tree ‘while she was still a whisper’. And as Maple grew so did her tree. She played with her tree, she pretended to be a tree, and she took care of her tree. But sometimes Maple wished she had someone else to play with and she wondered if her tree felt the same way. Then one day Maple notices a seedling growing near her tree and soon she became a big sister to Willow. Maple and Willow played together under the shade of their trees.

Lori Nichols tells a story of growing families with the natural analogy of growing trees. The text is short and simple, but the ideas are deep and powerful. And like her text, her illustrations are also pure and simple. The innocence of the child is a wonder!

This is Lori Nichols first picture book, and I hope she has many more to come. I would love to see Maple and Willow grow up and experience lots of life’s little ups and downs.

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4 Responses to “Maple”

  1. Patricia Tilton May 20, 2014 at 10:14 PM #

    Another friend reviewed this book and I loved it right away. Glad to see you review it as you reminded me to check it out. Love the theme.

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Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Best of 2014 | Juliana Lee - December 31, 2014

    […] MAPLE by Lori Nichols […]

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  2. Maple and Willow Together | Juliana Lee - November 24, 2014

    […] This is the follow up to the delightful story Maple published earlier this year. Maple was Lori Nichols debut picture book. You can read my review of Maple HERE. […]

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