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Dream Meadow Hardcover – April, 1994

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From Publishers Weekly

Without once mentioning the word "death," Griffith manages to address the subject deftly in this subtle picture book. An old lady and her elderly pet sit together, each dreaming of being young again and frolicking in sunny meadows. Something pulls them out of their reveries, returning the one to her rocking chair, the other to her spot on the floor nearby. One day they don't come back, but meet in the meadow and together "run straight up into the sky." There's a wonderful sense of freedom and release in the scenario that Griffith delineates, and for those who agree with her conclusions about death, this could be a very comforting, even inspiring, book. First-time illustrator Barnet's colored-pencil drawings are filled with light; their misty, underdone approach helps underscore the dream metaphor. Ages 5-up.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3-An elderly woman sits and dreams of her girlhood. Nearly blind and deaf, her dog dozes beside her, also dreaming of younger days and feeling an almost irresistible urge to "go on running and running." Always, though, the dog remembers to return to the present. Then comes the day that the mistress calls Frisky to join her in a meadow, "And together they run straight up into the sky." This is a pleasant and benign view of dying as a gradual dreaming away of reality, a slow diminishing of the life force. Although children will be reassured by the peacefulness of the old lady's last days, spent in the tender care of a loving daughter and the company of a loyal pet, they may also be confused. Could they too lose themselves in dreams that become actuality? This book will best be experienced one on one, reread to sort out fantasy from reality, oldsters from youngsters, and followed with questions and discussion. Lovely colored-pencil drawings full of sunlight and flowers express the exuberance of youth and the peaceful stillness of great age.
Meg Stackpole, Rye Free Reading Room, NY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow; 1st edition (April 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688122930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688122935
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,179,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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