Book Title: IN A CLOUD OF DUST
Author: Alma Fullerton
Awards and honors:
2016 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award finalist
2016 Rainforest of Reading Award winner
2016 OLA Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award nominee
2015 Foreword Reviews Best Children's Books of Fall 2015 selection
"Soaked in warm golds and oranges, Deines's oil paintings glow with a sense of promise...Fullerton says quite a bit with few words in her verselike prose..."
"Notable for its message of putting others before oneself, the story is buoyed by illustrations that shimmer with movement, light and feeling."
The simple text reads aloud smoothly, making the book a good introduction for a discussion of different yet similar lives...A nice addition to primary grade "values" collections."
This glowing book is a wonderful introduction for young readers to life in a culture where many things are different, but some things are exactly the same."
The National Reading Campaign