A Quiet Girl
Mary is a very quiet girl. Her voice is quiet. She even walks quietly. Because she is so quiet, she hears things that others don’t hear, such as a firefly flying by or the big tree at the end of the street creaking in the breeze. But because she speaks so quietly, it seems that nobody hears Mary. She tries to speak up, but nothing changes, so she decides to be even quieter. It seems that she not only hears things nobody else hears, she is also able to see and smell things others don’t notice. She becomes so quiet that she seems to disappear. It takes a while, but finally, her family notices Mary is nowhere to be found. They call and call, but eventually stop. It is then that something happens for the family.
Peter Carnavas has written a sweet story that will show youngsters that there is a lot be gained from being quiet and seeing and hearing all the beauty that is around us every day. The writing is simply lovely. His enchanting illustrations are the perfect companion to the story, with soft, soft colors and wonderful details. This is a winner. Do not miss it.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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