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The Promise

(2013)
A Picture Book by

 
On a mean street in a mean city, a thief tries to snatch an old woman's bag. But she finds she can't have it without promising something in return - to "plant them all". When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come. Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old. With poignant simplicity, honesty and lyricism, Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony. And Laura Carlin's delicate illustrations capture a young girl's journey from a harsh, urban reality to the beauty and vitality of a changed world.

 
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Used availability for Nicola Davies's The Promise


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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Promise
Author(s): Nicola Davies
ISBN: 0-7636-6633-5 / 978-0-7636-6633-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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September 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Promise
Author(s): Nicola Davies
ISBN: 1-4063-3728-5 / 978-1-4063-3728-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Promise
Author(s): Nicola Davies
ISBN: 0-7636-9303-0 / 978-0-7636-9303-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Promise
Author(s): Nicola Davies
ISBN: 1-4063-5559-3 / 978-1-4063-5559-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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