The Gift

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The Gift by Carol Ann DuffyTwo big talents in their respective fields have collided to create a beautiful work of art.

This is a lovely book to share with your child, or for them to read alone … an example of delicate, thoughtful writing illustrated in an imaginative, unique style by paper cut artist Rob Ryan.

This short book deals with the circle of life in an exquisite manner, its contents are sure to stay with you long after you have read it. This is a keep forever book.

It follows the life of a little girl who promises to maintain a special patch of land in the woods. With descriptions such as … “listening to the gently query of an owl” and ” snow whirled and shredded itself around the house” … the words alone will produce a spark in most imaginations. Sentences are simple and easily accessible for emerging readers, yet with a complexity to help inspire those beginning to construct their own stories.


Carol Ann Duffy
Rob Ryan
Barefoot Books Ltd

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