FICTION

On My Mountain

Orca. Feb. 2020. 32p. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781459822320.
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PreS-Gr 2–A shepherd and his family and a wolf and its family live on a mountain. Both of them love their home. They delight in its beauty and navigate its known and unknown elements. Despite its dangers, the mountain is where they “feel safe and happy.” Aubineau tells two identical stories using the same words. On one side of the book is the shepherd’s tale, and on the flip side is the wolf’s. Modest drawings and bold colors illustrate the vastness of their mountain homes from each of their perspectives. Though their ways of life are different, their existences are not.
VERDICT A worthy addition to any library or classroom exploring themes such as perspective, citizenship, cohabitation, and nature.

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