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Here is a beautiful, poetic picture book about discovering one of the most beautiful treasures of all -- friendship.
Daisy sees a yellow kite flying in the sky and is immediately taken with it. It leads her to a young boy, William, who lives on the other side of the hill. William shares the kite with Daisy and shows her how to fly it. But before she knows it, Daisy is running away, back to her home -- with William's kite! Later, Daisy's elation over the kite turns to guilt, a feeling that keeps her awake all night. Now having the treasured kite just doesn't seem as important. But will Daisy be able to right her wrong?
Author Janet A. Holmes was born and grew up in Perth, Western Australia. After completing an Arts Degree at the University of Western Australia, Janet worked as a research assistant. Following a Graduate Diploma in Education, she worked as a teacher-librarian in a primary school. She then moved to Canberra, Australia, where she currently resides and writes. As a little boy, illustrator Jonathan Bentley liked soccer and drawing. When he was about eight years old he realized that he might not be good enough to play soccer professionally and so he concentrated on drawing instead. He likes to work with a range of materials including acrylics, oils, and line and watercolor. Jonathan looks forward to the day when he has a big barn-like studio somewhere in the countryside.
''Bentley's full-bleed paintings . . . revel in the freedom of the out-of-doors.''
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
'' An endearing tale that is sure to captivate . . . One can almost feel the wind blowing while looking at these beautiful drawings.''
A 2017 Notable Picture Book of the Year -- (CBCA) Children's Book Council of Australia
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