Greenling is a children’s book written and illustrated by Levi Pinfold. It’s 40 pages long and recommended for ages 3 to 7. This recently released children’s book is beautiful and I recommend it for all young readers.
Summary of Greenling –
A modern fable about nature’s power from a Kate Greenaway Medal winner
Mr. Barleycorn picks a green baby growing on his land, unleashing the incredible power of nature. When zucchinis flower in the kitchen and carrots sprout out of their television, Mr. Barleycorn’s wife insists that the Greenling has to go. But the bounty and beauty of nature have a strange power — the power to bring a whole community together.
Greenling is beautifully illustrated. It’s cover is pure art to me. I would honestly frame it if it wasn’t on my book. It’s an interesting story. One of nature and kind of odd happenings. There’s this baby that’s green and it brings about an amazing harvest. The townsmen want to get rid of the baby, but everyone soon sees, it’s much more beneficial to keep him.
There’s no need to travel to the stores, there’s plenty of food right where they are. It’s marvelous and apparently, delicious, as they eat it all. When Winter comes, the green baby goes and then they hope to find him again in Spring. Spring is a season that can bring about new life and miracles, just as the Greenling was.
Stories such as this one, are full of wonder and sometimes lessons are left behind. I gathered from it that we should help those when we see them, and not reject them for being different. Strange miracles can happen when strange friendships form. If they had gotten rid of the Greenling, they would have never seen such a harvest around them. Overall, a great story and book by Levi Pinfold. Levi Pinfold is a great illustrator and apparently a wonderful author, I recommend checking out other children’s books from him.
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