The Story Goes On
Publication Date: April 13, 2005
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In this exquisitely illustrated picture book, one of America's foremost poets for young people describes the ongoing cycle of life. A seed sprouts and is quickly devoured by a bug. Then a bright green frog appears and makes a meal of the bug. And the story goes on...from bug to snake to hawk to hunter...until a seed begins to sprout. This wonderful poem deftly deals with a sensitive subject and is inventively illustrated by a prodigiously talented young artist.
Aileen Fisher (1907-2002) received many awards and citations during her long and distinguished career, culminating in the 1978 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She lived in Boulder, Colorado, for many years.
Mique Moriuchi spent much of her childhood in Japan and currently lives in Cornwall, England. This is the first picture book she has illustrated.