Charles Foxworth is among New York City’s most fashionable men, though he is only pretending to be a dashing British aristocrat. Still, he is content with his role and has little interest in the war. His companion, Isaac Ward, has more invested in the coming conflict; Isaac was born a slave, and though he is now free, that freedom could be guaranteed if he chose to pick up arms. Then war arrives on the shores of the city and Charles’s idyll is over. He quickly realizes that the war could take from him the very thing he holds most dear: Isaac.
This storybook is a lyrical and beautifully illustrated account of a day in the life of a Taino boy living 500 years ago on the island of Puerto Rico.
It gives a child's-eye account of the strong bonds that these ancient people had with the natural world and one another. From poetic descriptions of the morning gathering of the crops to the magic of storytelling by the evening fire with Mother and Father, young readers will discover the rewards of a life lived close to the earth. Children will find additional pleasure in the antics of Tahite, a colorful pet parrot, and in vivid illustrations of the island's inhabitants, from the smallest coqui frog to the mightiest ceiba tree. As readers become enthralled with the workings of the ancient Taino culture, a philosophy of strength of community, respect for resources, and the value of friendship will inspire them to enjoy and protect the natural world that surrounds them.
Først med bloggen sin under samme navn og deretter ved å være ukentlig klikkmagnet for Aftenposten. Med et tegnet skråblikk på hverdagslige situasjoner har serieskaper og blogger Hanne Sigbjørnsen blitt en av landets mest leste. Så populær er hun at bloggen vant Vixen Blog-awards i 2012.
Nå kommer endelig de underfundige betraktningene hennes mellom stive permer. Boken er allerede en etterspurt vare, erfarer redaksjonen, etter utallige oppfordringer fra fans som vil ha en samling med utvalgte TegneHanne-godbiter.