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Kali's Song (2012)

by Jeanette Winter(Favorite Author)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 3
0375870229 (ISBN13: 9780375870224)
Schwartz & Wade
review 1: I am an adult who loved this picture book and its underlying theme of becoming yourself even when others want you to be something else. The time period of this title is very unique, the time of caves and mastodons. The time was well depicted in the illustrations and how lovely to see the proud mother doing a cave painting of her young son's accomplishment. While this is a picture book I would use it with middle graders who might be studying this time period.
review 2: This is another enchanting story from Jeannette Winter, a biography imagined about a cave boy thousands of years ago. He is given a bow and arrow in preparation for his coming-of-age first mammoth hunt, but discovers instead that the bow makes beautiful music if plucked and strummed just the ri
... moreght way. Its message that music can overcome violence, that long ago, some young child discovered music was possible is inspiring. I read it to some third graders last week, and they loved it. It is brief, with as much beauty in the illustrations as in the words. less
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A great and well written story. It begs to be shared.
I think this will go on my 2013 Mock Caldecott list.
Lovely story. Very much like a folktale.
I loved the illustrations!
Lovely and surprising.
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