Back of Book:
A little girl and her favorite dress dream of an extraordinary life. They enjoy simple pleasures together on a beautiful Greek island. They watch the sunset, do chores, and pick wildflowers on the way home. One day, the dress and the girl must leave the island and immigrate to the United States. Upon arrival, the girl is separated from the trunk carrying her favorite dress, and she fears her dress is lost forever. Many years later, the girl—now all grown up—spots the dress in a thrift store window. As the two are finally reunited, the memories of their times together come flooding back. While the girl can no longer wear the dress, it’s now perfect for her own daughter—and the new journey of a girl and her dress begins.
I was sent a copy of this book by Camille Andros in exchange for an honest review.
I love the concept of this simple, yet powerful story about a young girl’s immigration journey. The story follows the girl as she enjoys life on her island, until one day when she has to leave for America. The message of this story is poetic. Its shows how the simple love of a dress can turn into something extraordinary. Readers will be able to relate to the girl as her life changes forever. The ending is serendipitous and allows readers to believe in new beginnings. The illustrations are soft and show readers a sampler time where life was not so hectic. This is a perfect example of how tender, and empowering diverse children’s literature can be written.
Ages 5 and up