Grandfather's Dream by Holly Keller

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The Vietnam war is over, and Grandfather and young Nam dream that the new dikes will restore the wetlands, bringing home the beautiful cranes that once filled the winter sky. But other villagers think that growing rice is a more practical use for the land. "This is a beautiful book with many layers of meaning and an important message. The simple illustrations...are lovely and appealing."--School Library Journal.

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Holly Keller is the creator of many popular books for children, including the Horace books, Farfallina & Marcel, and Help! In applauding her work, School Library Journal noted that she is "an author/artist who truly understands children." Holly Keller lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Published January 1, 1994 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Here, Grandfather repeats this story to Nam, expressing his belief that, when the rains come, the land will flood and ``the cranes will come home.'' But if they don't, Nam's Papa adds, the younger generation of farmers ``will take back the land your grandfather and the others have reserved for th...

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