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Grandfather's Dream

By Holly Keller

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Review by Allison Martin

Grandfather's Dream is gentle, uplifting story set in an rural Vietnamese village. The grandfather of the story misses the cranes which used to flock in a marsh nearby. But during the war, the marsh was drained and now the villagers wish to use the area for growing rice. The story of the cranes return alludes to Vietnam's recovery from the war and value for its treasures. The caring within the family is palitable and the paintings are a lovely illustration of village life. This is a positive book that any child or young elementary class could enjoy.

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