I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree

A picture book by Jean E. Pendziwol, illustrated by Nathalie Dion.

Jean E. Pendziwol, illustrated by Nathalie Dion

The child in this story observes the sun by playing with her shadow, though sometimes it disappears. She listens to the wind tell stories, even when it howls like wolves. She tastes snowflakes — sometimes sweet and delicate; other times sharp on her cheeks. And finally, she finds hope in the buds on a cherry tree that survive through the winter to blossom in spring.

Jean E. Pendziwol has written a layered, lyrical exploration of the hardships and beauties of nature. Her poem, beautifully illustrated by Nathalie Dion, is a study in contrasts and a message of the hope that carries us through the year and through our lives. (From Groundwood Books)

Jean E. Pendziwol is an author from Ontario. She is the author of the novel The Lightkeeper's Daughters and the children's books Once Upon a Northern NightMe and You and the Red Canoe and The Red Sash.

Nathalie Dion is an artist and illustrator based in Montreal. She also illustrated the picture book The Biggest Puddle in the World by Mark Lee.

Other books by Jean E. Pendziwol 


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