Friday, December 29, 2006

The Long Chalkboard -and other stories - by Jenny Allen and Jules Feiffer

There's something wonderful and special about a well-illustrated story, be it graphic novel or storybook.

Last night I read The Long Chalkboard - and Other Stories by Jenny Allen, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. I was left with such a happy feeling. The first story -- where the title of the book comes from -- flat out made me cry.

It's the story of a long chalkboard put into a home ... and the people who used it. There was just something so pure and child-hood like in the emotion the story evokes. You'll understand when you read it. (Oh my goodness, just remembering it as I write about it now makes my eyes tear up again!!)

This is must-have.

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