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The Tower: A Story of Humility Paperback – April 8, 2014
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Evans's storytelling pluck and homespun wisdom are in ample evidence here, as a young villager decides (à la Yertle the Turtle) that if he can only look down on enough people, he will become truly great. So the man constructs a platform and eventually the eponymous tower, only to find that--as with all time-honored stories about reaching too high--it doesn't work.
As befits the Evans ethic, the story ends with a shot at redemption, and Jonathan Linton's vivid, photorealistic illustrations (though jarring at first) ably convey the young man's subtle transformation. (A sequel of sorts to The Christmas Candle, a story of charity, and The Spyglass, a story of faith.) (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Evans books. I haven't read a book of his yet that I didn't like. He is a wonderful author.
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I haven't had a chance to read it to a child yet to get their reaction. I personally think this story could have been better. Certainly the idea was good.Published 18 months ago by Donna Marie
A wonderful adult author has a, hard to find, book that teaches a multitude of lessons on humility to children.Published on October 22, 2013 by paulaprek
Thought it was a adult self help book for an adult....... Wasn't in the child section. Will keep it any way and gift it to a child.Published on December 17, 2012 by me
This is a wonderful story that your child will want you to read to them over and over. Adults will enjoy it too.,Published on April 6, 2008 by Shell