A picture book celebration of love by the Newbery Medal-winning author, Patricia MacLachlan, with luminous paintings by Mike Wimmer.
On the day Eli is born, his grandmother holds him up to the window, so that what he hears first is the wind, and what he sees first are all the places to love: the valley, the river falling down over rocks, the hilltop where blueberries grow. Everyone in Eli's family has a favorite place, and Eli will grow up knowing that no matter where the rest of his life takes him, all the places to love are right here, connected to a way of life that has time for affection and simple pleasures.
Within the sanctuary of a loving family, baby Eli is born and, as he grows, learns to cherish the people and places around him, eventually passing on what he has discovered to his new baby sister, Sylvie: "All the places to love are here . . . no matter where you may live." This stunning picture book is the perfect gift for parents of a new baby.
"This loving book will be something to treasure.' -Booklist
The quiet narrative is so intensely felt it commands attention. . . . a lyrical celebration. -Kirkus Reviews
Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless novels for young readers, including Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall; Word After Word After Word; Kindred Souls; The Truth of Me; The Poet's Dog; and My Father's Words. She is also the author of countless beloved picture books, a number of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.
Mike Wimmer is the illustrator of a number of highly acclaimed picture books, including All the Places to Love, written by Patricia MacLachlan, and Train Song, written by Diane Siebert. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
Target Age: 4-8
Pub Date: April 22, 1994
0.35" H x 11.4" L x 9.34" W