A little girl travels miles by steamboat to a favorite destination: Poppy’s house. She watches humpback whales wade gracefully through the sea and discovers ice-covered mountains that decorate the land offshore. Before long, her journey comes to an end, and at last, she arrives at Poppy’s.
Together, they eat home-baked bread for breakfast and then explore the island in search of things to quantify like freshly laid animal tracks and ornately patterned stones. The time that’s waning is the only thing they desire not to count. When “goodbye” becomes inevitable, tears trickle down, and the countdown toward their next reunion begins.
Children close to their grandparents will love this delectable story. They’ll relate to the granddaughter’s anticipation of visiting her grandpa and to the bond that exists between them. They’ll feel her sadness in departing, too, recalling their own during similar circumstances.
The target audience for Poppy’s House is youth ages five to nine. The text is by no means over-cumbersome and will hold the captivation of even the youngest ones, as will the warmly colored illustrations that welcome readers into the characters’ lives. They bring the distant shores of Newfoundland to life and perfectly capture the poignance of an endearing relationship.
|Page Count||40 pages|
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