Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Royal Palm, by Mrs. D., earns the CLC Seal of Approval

The royal palm is a beautiful young tree growing up in the shadows of her simple cousins, the short, plain palms.  While she is still little, the royal palm's cousins protect the young tree from the storms that threaten to whisk her into the raging sea.  But as the royal palm sees herself growing and becoming more tall and slender than the other trees on the beach, she begins to think herself too good for them.  She is determined to be alone and dreams of someday leaving everyone and everything behind.  Despite her haughty attitude, the royal palm's cousins remain loving and welcoming towards her.

After a terrible storm uproots her from her home the royal palm soon learns to appreciate her cousins, finally coming to understand that everyone needs someone.

The Royal Palm, by Mrs. D., is beautifully told with powerful imagery which brings this story to life.  Vibrant and expressive illustrations provide an exquisite backdrop for this book which is sure to delight young readers.  The Royal Palm is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval http://www.clcawards.org

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