The Gold Leaf

The Gold Leaf

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When the forest animals find a gold leaf, they fight about who gets to have it.
Publisher: New York :, Enchanted Lion Books,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781592702145
Branch Call Number: E FICTION Hall Kirsten 06/2017
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Forsythe, Matthew 1976-- Illustrator


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Nov 08, 2017

This book is a masterpiece. The illustrations sweep you away, and the story is very well-told and poignant. I will pick it up again and again, and share it with others as much as I can.

AL_ALYX Aug 13, 2017

This books is full of themes about friendship, sharing, and life cycles, matched with brilliant colors and the gold leafing art form, used first by the Ancient Egyptians. It features all of the elements a great picture book should - a simple story with rich vocabulary, that relies on the pictures to tell the complete story. Highly recommend for a classroom read aloud.

The Gold Leaf ranks as one of the most beautiful picture books I have ever seen, I would nominate this book for a Caldecott Medal. Kirsten Hall writes a lovely cautionary environmental tale, but it is Matthew Forsythe's watercolor and mixed media illustrations that pulse with luminous gold leaf (a clever play with the title) and dramatic scale. Forsythe uses black inky contrast so effectively to make the forest glow with light. A true beauty. *Miss Kitty's reviews focus mainly on illustration*

nmaryann Jun 29, 2017

In a jungle full of “laurel green, moss green, mint green, pine green, avocado green, and, of course, sap green” resides one golden leaf that is sought after by all of the forest animals.

A gentle environmental tale about the beauty of the natural world, the scarcity of a plant species, and greed.


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