Nancy Tupper Ling The Story I'll Tell

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The Story I'll Tell

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A young child asks his mother to tell the story of where he came from. I might tell how you came from a land far away in a hot air balloon. The basket slowly drifted down like a feather into our yard. I dropped the firewood I was carrying and ran to you. You re home now, I said. Or maybe it was a lark and not a stork that brought the child to the mother. Or perhaps he was rescued from a dragon! Each lyrical and fantastic tale contains a small kernel of truth that pieces together the baby s journey across a wide ocean into his new mother's arms. Beautifully illustrated by Jessica Lanan, The Story I'll Tell is a gentle and moving story of adoption and parental love that is sure to touch the hearts of readers everywhere, no matter how they came to be a family.

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NANCY TUPPER LING is the winner of the Writer's Digest Grand Prize and the Pat Parnell Poetry Award, and is the founder of Fine Line Poets, a website for poets who live in New England. She was inspired to write The Story I'll Tell by the multicultural background of her own family and the experiences of friends who have adopted children from all over the world. Ling resides in Walpole, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two youngdaughters.

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Love for an adoptive child guides fanciful musings about his origins. A mother snuggles her child and reads him a book while italicized text suggests her thoughts: ;Someday when you ask where you came from, I'll tell you a story. Ensuing double-page spreads present clever, fantastic scenarios of a baby arriving in a hot air balloon's basket, in a horseman's satchel, and in the arms of an angel, among other visions. Some scenes use geographic or cultural markers to suggest specific heritage a reference to the mountains of Yunnan suggests that the child was born in China. While text avoids gendered pronouns and nouns, artistic markers such as blue pajamas and short, cropped hair hint that the child is a boy, which is notable since the vast majority of Chinese children placed for adoption are girls. A heartwarming conclusion ties the mother's fanciful stories to the parents' real flight through the sky with their new baby and acknowledges that the truth is a beautiful story too. --Kirkus Reviews

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