After Sarah loses her dog in a fire, her nightmares begin. In her story of healing, a one-eyed cat, a gaggle of unfriendly geese, and the special things in Grandmother Bryant's pocket turn out to be just the cure for Sarah's bad dreams. "Delightful."--"School Library Journal, " starred review. A "Horn Book" Fanfare Selection and "School Library ...
After Sarah loses her dog in a fire, her nightmares begin. In her story of healing, a one-eyed cat, a gaggle of unfriendly geese, and the special things in Grandmother Bryant's pocket turn out to be just the cure for Sarah's bad dreams. "Delightful."--"School Library Journal, " starred review. A "Horn Book" Fanfare Selection and "School Library Journal" Best Book. Full-color illustrations.
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Publishers Weekly, 1996-02-05 Set in 1787, this inspiring story tells of a girl's grief at the loss of her dog, and the gradual healing process she undergoes. Eight-year-old Sarah Bryant is racked by nightmares after her beloved Patches dies in a fire, and so her parents send her to stay with her grandparents. Grandfather Bryant tells Sarah wonderful stories and Grandmother gives Sarah her pocket (a purse worn under a skirt), which is filled with medicinal herbs, bandages, scissors and two gold buttons. In the company of a one-eyed cat she begins to mend, and when the pocket is lost and stolen, Sarah helps recover it and grows stronger still. Martin's (Good Times on Grandfather Mountain) eloquent text has the force of a prose poem. Garlanded with bright images ("she carried gossip in her pocket"), the narrative advances with an old-fashioned sensibility, character-driven and telling its story in its own good time. Mathers's (Kisses from Rosa) bold yet delicate illustrations seem to have stepped out of a colonial fairy tale. They combine precision with charm, evoking a certain naivet?, and work well within the book's small, 5"x7" format. A pleasingly timeless historical tale. Ages 5-9. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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