The story I'll tell

by Ling, Nancy Tupper,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Beautifully illustrated by Jessica Lanan, The Story I'll Tell is a gentle and moving story of adoption and parental love, taking the form of answers to a young child's question to his mother: Where did I come from?' Each lyrical and fantastic origin tale contains a kernel of truth that pieces together the baby's journey across a wide ocean into his new mother's arms. This picturebook is sure to touch the hearts of readers everywhere, no matter how they came to be part of their family.'
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In Ling's latest picture book, a mother anticipates a time when her adopted child will ask how they found each other. But instead of giving a straightforward explanation of the adoption process, Mom playfully tells a series of loving tall tales. Lanan's fanciful watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations match and enhance the tone of these stories. They feature the mother's enchanting journeys and her child's various, increasingly more magical arrivals: floating in on a hot-air balloon, being carried in the satchel of a medieval-era horseman, or nestled in a basket that's floating to shore on a wave. Each double-page spread features at least one warm, glowing light, and these sweet stories and warm lights aptly convey the love that mothers and fathers, birth or adopted, have for their children. Though there are plenty of picture books for new children, adoption stories are somewhat less common than birth stories, and this is a particularly well-done example of an adoption fairy tale that is sure to be a comforting resource to parents and children alike. And when the narrator comes to the true account of how this mother adopted her son she traveled on a plane and gathered him in a silk blanket and flew on wings through the sky it seems just as magical as the other stories.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Titles like I Love You Like Crazy Cakes (2000) have given adoptive parents ways to tell their children how they reached their new families. Ling (My Sister, Alicia May) imagines what she would say if she could convey the excitement of her child's adoption through fantasy: "I might tell how you came from a land far away in a hot-air balloon." Lanan (Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth) paints the arriving baby nestled in the basket of a red balloon that floats over a bed of tiger lilies as the new parents look up from their garden, startled. The mother imagines a series of stories-that her child has been delivered on horseback, by a winged angel, and more: " `Not true!' you'll say when I tell these tales. And I'll smile, because it will be hard to fool the brightest child in the world." Laced with Chinese-flavored splendor throughout, Lanan's spreads match Ling's romance with pools of moonlight, banks of clouds, and ghosts of zodiac figures. It's an unabashed love letter, one that many families will treasure. Ages 5-9. Author's agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Intercountry adoption -- Juvenile fiction.
Adoption -- Juvenile fiction.
Mother and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Intercountry adoption -- Fiction.
Adoption -- Fiction.
Mother and child -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Lee & Low Books Inc.,2015
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Story I will tell
Contributors Lanan, Jessica, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781620141601
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