A Single Pearl by Donna Jo Napoli

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A well-meaning tale is overwhelmed by an over-the-top attempt at inspiration.
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In a vast ocean, a single grain of sand seems hopelessly small and unimportant.
But over time, the sand begins to change. Layer by layer, it grows and transforms. Its beauty starts to shine.

Exquisitely crafted by an award-winning author-illustrator team, this luminous, uplifting story reminds us of the amazing capacity for change within us all.
 

About Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli teaches linguistics at Swarthmore College and is the author of numerous books for young readers of all ages, including Alligator Bayou, an ALA Top Ten Book and winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award; The King of Mulberry Street, a Sydney Taylor Award Honor book; and Treasury of Greek Mythology, an ALA Notable book. She lives in Pennsylvania.Jim LaMarche has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Albert by Donna Jo Napoli, and Little Oh and The Rainbabies, both by Laura Krauss Melmed. He wrote and illustrated The Raft. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, where the ocean continually inspires his work.
 
Published June 18, 2013 by Hyperion Book CH. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on Apr 15 2013

A well-meaning tale is overwhelmed by an over-the-top attempt at inspiration.

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