Sunday, July 26, 2015

On Shelves Now: DRYLONGSO by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

64 p.
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Ages: 8 to 12

Lindy and her family are suffering through a long drought. Then the mystical Drylongso teaches them the secrets of finding water hidden in the earth. “Drylongso is a hypnotic, joyful story from a distinguished writer--one that, with the help of Jerry Pinkney’s beautiful watercolor and pastel pictures, depicts well the dry land, the swirling wind and earth, and an African-American family planting in hope with the help of a wondrous, dusty, divining stickfella

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