Life's Little Fable

Life s Little Fable Bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell imagines an extraordinary and beautiful land with all the appeal of a Garden of Eden in her first book for children In a compelling fable she explores the tempt

  • Title: Life's Little Fable
  • Author: Patricia Cornwell Barbara Leonard Gibson
  • ISBN: 9780399233166
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell imagines an extraordinary and beautiful land with all the appeal of a Garden of Eden in her first book for children In a compelling fable, she explores the temptations and pitfalls that accompany freedom and choice in all our lives.Jarrod lives far away in a land where children climb trees and soar without fear of falling, and sunligBestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell imagines an extraordinary and beautiful land with all the appeal of a Garden of Eden in her first book for children In a compelling fable, she explores the temptations and pitfalls that accompany freedom and choice in all our lives.Jarrod lives far away in a land where children climb trees and soar without fear of falling, and sunlight keeps out dark shadows.As happy as Jarrod is living with his mother and his sister, he is also curious and daring He wonders about the mysterious pond, the one place his mother wants him to stay away from How deep is it Why can t he go into the water Why is his mother so afraid for him

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    1. If there was a BadReads, this book should be on that list. This is a crime against children's literature. Vague, unclear story written sometimes in rhyme, sometimes not. Is it trying to teach a moral? Did the boy's dad get eaten by the crocodile? My son pulled this off the shelf himself at the library. I think he was drawn to the beautiful nature drawings, but the story can be seen as anti-nature since the wildlife is screeching for the boy to go into the pond to get eaten by the crocdile. We st [...]

    2. An odd children's book with even odder illustrations. The illustrator seemed better at drawing wildlife than humans. A little boy wearing tiger skin surfer shorts? A violent crocodile? Just the thing to get a child nightmares. I can't imagine what child would want to read this.

    3. The language within this book is beautiful, but I wasn't a big fan of the story itself. It seems like it would be a bit scary for small children and I'm not sure if older children would enjoy the style in which it is written.It would be a good addition to a unit on folk tales or legends though and would compliment a discussion on ecosystems as well.

    4. The illustrations were A+++ just beautifully done. As to the fable, I don't know what we were to learn exactly. The story plot seemed to go in another direction that we never knew what may have happened, and what did happen didn't make a good ending for a fable. I feel there could be two separate stories. It is a very short fast read, and in the end I just sayok.

    5. This is the only childrens book written by Patricia Cornwell. I'm a big fan of Cornwell (especially the Scarpetta books), but I didn't think this book was all that great. I wish it was better but it's really rather forgettable.

    6. Really interesting fable, very fairy-tale like with a dark side. I enjoyed it and the language in which the book is written is very beautiful and almost lyrical in some ways.

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