you belong here

by Dianne White on January 11, 2017

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The stars belong in the deep night sky,

and the moon belongs there too,

and the winds belong in each place they blow by,

and I

belong here

with you.

                       — by M.H. Clark

Soothing rhythms calm and reassure young readers in this lyrical picture book about belonging. Whales and fishes, crickets and bees, creatures of sky and earth and sea –  each is captured in this quiet ode to the natural world and the children who inhabit it.

This timeless gem of a book, with gorgeous watercolor illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault (Once Upon a Northern Night, written by Jean E. Pendziwol) in soft shades of grey with spots of delicate blue, green, orange, and yellow, will easily become a much-loved favorite.

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you belong here by M.H. Clark, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Compendium, Inc., 2016)

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