Lots of choices for my next book. I scored big at the library's used book sale. I'm sort of reluctant to leap right into my next book. I just finished one of the best little books I've read in a very long time, and I just want to spend more time savoring it.
Adam Johnson sums it up beautifully:
"Sometimes the simplest character, expressed in the sparest prose, embarks upon life's most heroic journey. Meet Sprout, a plucky hen whose modest dream to hatch a single egg will take her down a path that leads to her true place in the natural world. Heart, determination, and empathy are the only skills Sprout needs to navigate this perilous passage in Sun-mi Hwang's lovely The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, a novel uniquely poised at the nexus of fable, philosophy, children's literature, and nature writing."
The simple line-drawn illustrations are worthy of frames for the walls.
It was first published in Korea in 2000 and immediately became a bestseller, remaining on the bestseller list for over 10 years. It's been translated into a dozen languages. I just glad English was one of them.
On the needles? I've madly cast on a pile of projects lately, but the one in the photo is a mystery cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham. Yarn? Who knows? It lost it's belly-band years ago!
Joining Ginny for yarnalong