Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Grudge Keeper

This is a new illustrator for us and I was very excited to discover her!  Her pictures have an intricate, sketch-like style that I'm very fond of.

The book The Grudge Keeper is about a town where whenever the residents have "Ruffled feathers, petty snits, minor tiffs and major huffs, insults, umbrage, squabbles, dust-ups, and imbroglios" they write it on a piece of paper and give it to the Grudge Keeper, Cornelius, for safekeeping.  In his tall house (which by the way, I love!) he stores them all until it's overflowing.  But then something happens that makes the townspeople want to forget and toss away their petty grudges.  It's a nice little lesson about friendship, forgiveness and community.

Mara Rockliff
illustrated by Eliza Wheeler 2014

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