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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The Secret-Keeper

The Secret-Keeper

Spring 2006 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Kate Coombs
Illustrator: Heather Solomon
ISBN: 0689839634
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Review:
The dark-haired Kalli is the keeper of secrets for the villagers who sneak through the forest to deposit their troubling secrets and leave unburdened. As each secret becomes an ugly object in Kalli’s hands, she stores every one in the multitude of drawers in her cottage. Gradually, however, she is so weighted by the secrets of everyone in the village that she becomes quite ill.

With a touch of fairy-tale mysticism, this dark-seeming story ultimately evolves into a happy one. The lovely fine-line, framed, watercolor illustrations are set within this original fairy-tale.

Kemie Nix   ©2006 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.


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