The Promise

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The Promise
Written by Nicola Davies
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763693030
ISBN-13: 9780763693039
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The Promise

author: Nicola Davies
illustrator: Laura Carlin

On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But the frail old woman says the thief can’t have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the girl’s life — and a chance to change the world, for good.

“This tale is a sturdy one that is made even more emphatic by Davies’s terse writing style. The text is heightened in every way by Carlin’s outstanding mixed-media artwork.” — Booklist (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763693030 /  9780763693039
on sale date:
03/2017
type/format:
Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
5 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 13/16" x 10 1/4"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Lifestyles; Nature & The Natural World; Social Issues; Recycling & Green Living;
author’s comments:
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature, Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, and the Silver Street Farm series. Underlying all of Nicola Davies’s work is the belief that a relationship with nature is essential for every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship. She lives in Wales.
illustrator’s comments:
Laura Carlin is the illustrator of The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, which was awarded an honorable mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Award fiction category. Her artwork has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, and the Guardian. The Promise is her first picture book. She lives in London.
 
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