New Book: With Grace
Author: Joanne C. Hillhouse (Antigua and Barbuda)
Illustrator: Cherise Harris (Barbados)
Publisher: Little Bell Caribbean (USA)
Genre: Fairytale, Children’s picture book
Recommended age: 8 and up
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Product dimensions: 8.5” (w) x 11” (h)
Publication date: December 2016
Grace, of Grace’s Peak, loves her hill, and her home above the village, above the whole island.
All her trees are lush and full of ripe fruits, except for the one at the far end of her orchard. She hates that tree. So when the smiling, barefoot, girl from the village asks Grace if she can pick fruits to sell at the market, it is from that sad, bare tree that Grace “generously” allows her to pick.
Little does Grace know that the young girl’s kind, generous heart and her sweet special song will make the impossible happen, and change life at Grace’s Peak forever.
“Beautiful, well thought, and meaningful. . . Hillhouse blends traditional elements of the fairytale with her own Caribbean sensitivity to create an unforgettable story about human frailty and the power of love.” – Mario Picayo, author of A Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z).
“With Grace explores a Caribbean space richly woven with magic, mystery and fantasy–an engaging fable, not only for young readers but any reader poised for a new reading experience that twists and turns on a suggestion of allegory.” – Alscess Lewis-Brown, Editor, The Caribbean Writer.
“With Grace combines feelings of love, hate, greed and generosity to weave a powerful narrative that is magical in spirit and human in character.” – judges, Desi Writers’ Lounge short story contest.
Author http://jhohadli.wordpress.com & Illustrator http://www.cheriserward.com websites