- Age Range: 4 and up
- Lexile Measure: AD590L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 28 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (August 1, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 067172603X
- ISBN-13: 978-0671726034
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Wise Woman and Her Secret Hardcover – August 1, 1991
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-2-- A story about a woman and the villagers who demand to know the ``secret'' of her wisdom. They, of course, want quick answers to difficult questions. Her only response is to allow them to look around; they ransack her place, but leave unsatisfied. Only small Jenny, who lingers, wonders, and expresses curiosity, at last discovers the secret--never stated outright--which is that wisdom comes from savoring the world and the moment. Of course, she grows up to be a wise woman herself. A text with profound implication is without pictures that are equally intense and mysterious. Graves's paintings are extremely pretty and unremittingly romantic, embellished with continually recurring curves in an art nouveau manner: tendrils of vines and hair; spiraling folds of clothing; bending lines of lip, eye, and cheek. Their sentiment will undoubtedly appeal to many, but some will feel that Jenny's quest is still unfulfilled. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
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Top customer reviews
The secret is cleverly disguised in simplicity which is most often overlooked.
Written by Eve Mirriam, illustrated by Linda Graves.
Published by Simon & Schuster.