Book Showcase: With Grace by Joanne C. Hillhouse

Book Showcase: With Grace by Joanne C. Hillhouse

Title: With Grace
Author: Joanne C. Hillhouse 
Illustrator: Cherise Harris 
Publisher: Little Bell Caribbean
Genre: Fairytale, Children’s picture book
Book Showcase: With Grace by Joanne C. Hillhouse
About the book:
Grace, of Grace’s Peak, loves her hill, and her home above the village, above the whole island.
 All her trees are lush and full of ripe fruits, except for the one at the far end of her orchard.  She hates that tree.  So when the smiling, barefoot, girl from the village asks Grace if she can pick fruits to sell at the market, it is from that sad, bare tree that Grace “generously” allows her to pick.
Little does Grace know that the young girl’s kind, generous heart and her sweet special song will make the impossible happen, and change life at Grace’s Peak forever.
“Beautiful, well thought, and meaningful. . .  Hillhouse blends traditional elements of the fairytale with her own Caribbean sensitivity to create an unforgettable story about human frailty and the power of love.” – Mario Picayo, author of A Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z).
With Grace explores a Caribbean space richly woven with magic, mystery and fantasy--an engaging fable, not only for young readers but any reader poised for a new reading experience that twists and turns on a suggestion of allegory.” – Alscess Lewis-Brown, Editor, The Caribbean Writer.
“With Grace combines feelings of love, hate, greed and generosity to weave a powerful narrative that is magical in spirit and human in character.” – judges, Desi Writers’ Lounge short story contest.
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  1. I read her The Boy from Willow Bend and even wrote an essay about it. I found an example at, there are a lot of examples for students. Anyway, I want to read Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, I'm sure it's more interesting than previous.


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