By Tricia Tusa
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780547272016, 40pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
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Swing high into the sky and explore a world full of earthy and elegant colors with the girl in this story as she experiences nature with a twist of her imagination. After she’s ventured far away, she floats gently back down and heads home, where her mother is waiting.
Tricia Tusa’s lyrical story and rich, sweeping art create a stylish swirl of charm and adventure, perfect for anyone who’s ever sat on a swing and daydreamed.
TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou; The Magic Hat by Mem Fox, which was choosen as an IRA-CBC Children's Choice; and The End of the Beginning by Avi. She lives with her family in Galisteo, New Mexico.
"A glorious visual meditation on light, color and home for even the smallest child and artist."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"It's Tusa's portrait of the ideal childhood, liberated from the tyranny of schedules and achievement....inward-turned imaginers will recognize themselves."—Publishers Weekly
"Like a swing on an autumn day, this gentle, contemplative title invites viewers to escape and soar."—Booklist