Dance like a Leaf
As her grandmother’s health declines, a young girl begins to lovingly take the lead in their cozycosy shared autumn traditions. Poetic prose paired with evocative illustrations by Mexican illustrator Claudia Navarro make for a beautiful celebration of life and a gentle introduction to the death of a loved one.
Key Selling Points:
- DEATH AND DYING: Gently addresses the topic of loss in an age-appropriate way, and demonstrates how traditions can be used to carry on the memory of a loved one.
- GRANDPARENT RELATIONSHIP: The love between grandmother and granddaughter is palpable throughout.
- POETIC LANGUAGE: Lyrical text draws parallels between the turning of the seasons and the stages of life.
- EVOCATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS: Claudia Navarro, illustrator of La Frontera, sensitively renders characters whose faces and body language convey a range of emotions.