Each Monday, Marcia at the Printed Page asks what has come into our hands in the past week. Today I have two to add:
I liked the message in Three Cups of Tea, and even borrowed the phrase recently when I wrote about my upcoming Breast Cancer 3-Day walk this summer. If you’re not familiar with the expression, in Pakistan it is said that on the first cup of tea you are a stranger, with the second you become friends, and by the third you are family.
So, I liked the overall message and the work that Greg Mortenson is doing, but I did have a few grumbles about the writing style.
I’m happy to report that the new Three Cups of Tea for Young Readers and the picture book Listen to the Wind will get much better style reports when I write full reviews.
LM11 is reading Three Cups of Tea for Young Readers with his class in school, along with the accompanying “pennies for peace” promotion.
We’ve all enjoyed Listen to the Wind, which tells the story in picture book format. Beautiful cloth and paper collages accompany the text; you may be able to see the quality on the book cover.
What’s new on your bookcase this week?