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The promise

Davies, NicolaCarlin, Laura(Illustrated by)
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A picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world. On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman’s bag.

But she finds she can’t have it without promising something in return – to “plant them all”.

When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come.

Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old.

With poignant simplicity, honesty and lyricism, Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony. And Laura Carlin's delicate illustrations capture a young girl’s journey from a harsh, urban reality to the beauty and vitality of a changed world.

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Walker Books Ltd
1406355593 / 9781406355598
Paperback
823.92
04/09/2014
United Kingdom
English
39 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour)
26 cm
Quiz No: 226489, Points 0.50, Book Level 3.70,
Early Years - Key Stage 1 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2013.