Emile and the Field
In this lyrical picture book from an award-winning poet, a young boy cherishes a neighborhood field throughout the changing seasons. With stunning illustrations and a charming text, this beautiful story celebrates a child's relationship with nature.
There was a boy
in love with a field.
It was wide
and if you could have
so would've you.
Emile loves the field close to his home--in spring, summer, and fall, when it gives him bees and flowers, blossoms and leaves. But not as much in winter, when he has to share his beautiful, changeable field with other children...and their sleds. This relatable and lyrical ode to one boy's love for his neighborhood field celebrates how spending time in nature allows children to dream, to imagine...and even to share.
Praise for Emile and the Field
★ "[An] exquisite story of one boy’s unfettered delight in nature." —The Horn Book, starred review
"A gentle vision of nature as meaningfully accessible and ample." —Publishers Weekly
"[A] thing of beauty. From its exquisite endpapers, awash with wildflowers, and its sublime first words that evoke lolling in tall blue grasses, it captivates." —The New York Times