Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Butter Man

The Butter Man by Elizabeth Alalou and Ali Alalou
While Nora waits impatiently for dinner, her father stirs up a story from his childhood. During a famine Nora's grandfather must travel over the mountain to find work so he can provide food for his family. While young Ali waits for his father's return, he learns a lesson of patience, perseverance, and hope. This is a picture book, 32 pages.


Carolyn Burns Bass said...

The Butter Man is marvelous. I recommend Elizabeth Lett's adult titles as well. She's one of those rare authors who can write great stories for any age.

Anonymous said...

This book is a joy. The Alalous conjure the sights and smells and sounds of a Moroccan village and speak beautifully of the gifts of love and wisdom passed down to children in families everywhere. The illustrations are an utter delight. This is a book to share with a child you love.