Where Are You Going, Emma?

Jeanne Titherington, Author
Jeanne Titherington, Author Greenwillow Books $12.95 (24p) ISBN 978-0-688-07081-6
Reviewed on: 09/01/1988
Release date: 09/01/1988
Emma and her grandfather visit an apple orchard. Carrying a bucket, Emma goes exploring on her own. She climbs over a stone wall, discovers a brook and a small meadow, and thoughtfully considers a pebble, flower and oak leaf in her wanderings. But, when she realizes that she is all alone, her sun-dappled daydreams fade until her grandfather reassuringly calls from the other side of the stone wall. Titherington's artcolored pencil drawings with a stylized, near-photographic lookevokes both Emma's rapt absorption with the natural world and her sudden feeling of smallness compared with her surroundings. This is a handsome book, with the focus clearly on the girl; details of the orchard (the apple trees in particular) form a muted and indistinct background. Ages 3-up. (September)
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