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There Is a Tribe of Kids

There Is a Tribe of Kids

by Lane Smith

When a young boy embarks on a journey alone . . .

he trails a colony of penguins,

undulates in a smack of jellyfish,

clasps hands with a constellation of stars,

naps for a night in a bed of clams,

and follows a trail of shells, 

home to his tribe of friends.

If Lane Smith’s Caldecott Honor Book Grandpa Green was an homage to aging and the end of life, There Is a Tribe of Kids is a meditation on childhood and life’s beginning. Smith’s vibrant sponge-paint illustrations and use of unusual collective nouns such as smack and unkindness bring the book to life. Whimsical, expressive, and perfectly paced, this story plays with language as much as it embodies imagination.


Ages: 4-6
Illustrated by: Lane Smith
ISBN: 9781626720565
Price: $18.99
Published by: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

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