Item description for All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan & Michael Wimmer...
Overview A young boy describes the favorite places that he shares with his family on his grandparents' farm and in the nearby countryside
Within the sanctuary of a loving family, baby Eli is born and, as he grows, "learns to cherish the people and places around him, eventualy passing on what he has discovered to his new baby sister, Sylvie: 'All the places to love are here . . . no matter where you may live.' This loving book will be something to treasure."'BL."The quiet narrative is so intensely felt it commands attention. . . . a lyrical celebration."'K.
Awards and Recognitions All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan & Michael Wimmer has received the following awards and recognitions -
Book Sense Book of the Year Award - 1995 Nominee - Children's category
Citations And Professional Reviews All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan & Michael Wimmer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1420
Booklist - 06/01/1994 page 1810
Kirkus Review - Children - 06/15/1994 page 848
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 701
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 650
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1994
Publishers Weekly - 03/21/1994
School Library Journal - 06/01/1994
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 938
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.4" Width: 9.34" Height: 0.35" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Apr 22, 1994
Publisher Joanna Cotler
ISBN 0060210982 ISBN13 9780060210984 UPC 046594015006
Availability 0 units.
More About Patricia MacLachlan & Michael Wimmer
PATRICIA MACLACHLAN is best known for her Newbery Medal-winning novel, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she attended the University of Connecticut and has written more than a dozen stories for children including Baby and Journey. She now lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with her husband. STEVEN KELLOGG has published over 100 award-winning books for children, among them The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, Johnny Appleseed, and the Pinkerton books. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design where he became intrigued by the picture book format. He lived in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, for 35 years with his family, where he was an active member of the community. He now lives in Essex, New York, with his wife.
Patricia MacLachlan currently resides in Williamsburg, in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about All the Places to Love?
A heart warming masterpiece Apr 15, 2008
Patricia MacLachlan creates a heart warming masterpiece through a simple country family's connection with each other and their land. All the Places to Love begins with Eli's birth and his first view of the countryside his family calls home. Eli would soon grow to love this countryside through his experiences with his mother, father, and grandparents. They each have a place on the farm, which holds a special place in their heart. Mama loves the hill where she can see the sun rise on one side and set on the other. Papa love the fields and working in them. Grandma shares her love for the river with Eli as they sail notes down stream to one another. The barn grows special to Eli's heart after sharing experiences with Grandpa working in a place that brings joy to his life. Eli creates his personal getaway where the spring rains come and turn the meadows into marsh. The paintings by Mike Wimmer combined with the words by MacLachlan capture the passion filled anticipation of Eli as he awaits the birth of his baby sister. Eli is eager to show Sylvie "all the places to love."
so beautiful & tender Jan 21, 2008
I am the parent who picks out books for the kids, whether it's at the library or the book store. It's not very often that my husband comments on my choices but this one he came to me right after our 3-yo daughter's bedtime and said how wonderful it is. The text is so lovely and tender, and the illustrations are so rich and lifelike. It really gives a sense of connection to both nature and family roots. A real pleasure for kids & parents alike.
Very sweet story that a child can identify with Oct 25, 2007
I like this book very much and know that I will read it over and over to my grandchildren. The illustrations are excellent. The story is helpful (learning about the concept of history in a simple fashion) and told in a lyrical voice.
Two other reasons to love this Oct 20, 2007
The other reviews did a great job describing this book. I agree with what they said about the beauty, emotion, and love in this book. Here are my top two reasons why this is an important book:
1. Richness of language. Developmentally, if children are exposed to language rich in vocabulary, structure, and grammar, it helps in so many ways. If you read a sentence each out of stack of random Disney, Sesame Street and other character books they all sound the same. If that is all children hear they miss the richness of our language, and actually their ability to think in complex ways is affected. If you read a sentence each of books like this, you hear the difference.
2. Exposure to experience. If you read Richard Louv's Last Child in the Woods, you are familiar with the theory that children today have much less real contact with the natural world, and it is affecting them. Even in my own experience, I got to poke in creeks and catch crawdads, hike in woods by myself, eat warm tomatos and corn right out of the garden, and ride my bike all day and stop by the side of the road to eat the lunch I packed. My kids won't have those experiences, and even a school trip to Sunnydale Farm so the kids can line up and pet a cow won't make up for not having the experience of being alone and self-directed in a natural environment. This book doesn't, of course, replace a first hand experience, but I believe can give children some sense of an important experience in our cultural history that most children will not get any other way.
beautiful book Jan 10, 2007
Wonderful story and a pleasure to read over and over. Makes me teary every time, very touching. Rhythm of the story seems to help my son go to sleep.