Sometimes things just come together.
I had been looking for that ‘perfect’ chapter book to read to the children at school and then quite unexpectedly, in the mail, I received the answer to my search.
Lucy and the Green Man by Linda Newbery is a delightful book perfect for children ages 7 and up.
We finished our reading yesterday and all the children were happy with the ending but also a little sad that the book was over.
With masterful language and pen and ink drawings, Lucy and the Green Man, slows us down in our fast paced lives, imbibes the ‘simple, everyday’ with magic, is firmly rooted in wildness and has a depth of emotion that children can relate to.
If you are looking for a book to read aloud to your children, here is a gem!