Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375870224, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2012
This lovely story celebrates the uniqueness in all of us, the beauty of the natural world, and the power of music and art over violence. According to the "New York Times," it "will resonate with all young children who seek to find their path in the world and may perhaps be a bit wary of other people's expectations.
Jeanette Winter is the acclaimed author/illustrator of many highly regarded picture books, including "The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq"; "Mama: A True Story" "in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home", "and a New Mama";" Wangari s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa"; "Nasreen s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan"; "Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia"; "Henri s Scissors"; "Mr. Cornell s Dream Boxes"; and "Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan". She lives with her husband, artist Roger Winter, in New York.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2012:
“Minimalism brilliantly brings a distant time near.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, January 9, 2012:
“Winter’s cheerful, stripped-down figures and collage landscapes… make Kali’s path understandable and accessible even to young readers, and her vision of a life lived in perfect harmony with the universe—even the stars listen to Kali’s music—is full of hope.”