Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Blue Willow

Blue Willow

1999 Picture Books
Ages: 4 & Up
Author: Pam Conrad
Illustrator: S. Saelig Gallagher
ISBN: 0-399-22904-3
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Aside from having the same name as the classic book by Doris Gates, which is still in print, this story of Kung Shi Fair, her possessive father, and Chang the Good is also classic. Told in the mode of a folktale, the story is tragic yet satisfying. The Oriental illustrations are humorous and apt.
Mary Hollowell   ©1999 Parents' Choice
Mary Hollowell is a parent, a science teacher, and a naturalist. She lives in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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