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The Dandelion's Tale by Kevin Sheehan

The Dandelion's Tale

by Kevin Sheehan

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This book is about a sparrow that finds a dandelion whose last 10 seedpods are about to blow away. The dandelion asks the sparrow to write her story down so she will be remembered, and the sparrow gladly scratched the story in the dirt. Unfortunately, a storm that night blows both the dandelion and her story away, so all that is left of her is the memories she shared with the sparrow. A couple days later, 10 little dandelions pop up, encircling the spot in which the old dandelion grew. The sparrow, knowing these are her children, tells them the dandelion’s story, and they pass it on and on to their kids and their kids’ kids, etc. This, I thought, was a beautiful story about the power of spoken stories and the memory of one lost.
  meggienell | Feb 8, 2016 |
Sweet, poignant friendship story. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
A Dandelion's Tale is a very sweet story about a friendship between a little sparrow and a dandelion. The dandelion's knew that her time was coming and that she won't last much longer. Her seedpods are slowly falling. Her only wish was to be remembered. The sparrow figured out a way to help out her friend by sharing her stories to to other and especially to the dandelion's children. He made sure that the dandelion would never be forgotten. I love this book because it show the power of a good friend. Also, this is an excellent book to show students a good way to handle a situation when losing someone close, such as a friend or a family member. It show kids that even when they're no longer in your present, you can still keep them in memory and share their stories to other. ( )
  tramtran | Feb 23, 2015 |
A very sentimental tale of a dandelion at the end of its season who does not want to be forgotten. Sparrow writes his story in the soft dirt for all to read, but when the rain washes the story away, Sparrow finds that after writing and reading the dandelion's tale it is memorized and can live on. ( )
  MelodyJoy9 | Mar 18, 2014 |
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In this poignant story about the friendship between a dandelion and a sparrow, young readers are given a reassuring, yet emotionally powerful introduction to the natural cycle of life. One fine summer day, when Sparrow meets a dandelion with only 10 seed pods left, he asks how he can help. Dandelion laments that a short while ago, she was the brightest yellow, but now a strong wind could blow away her remaining pods and no one will remember her. Together, they decide to write Dandelion's story in the dirt, and so Dandelion tells Sparrow all the things she has seen and loved. Later that night, a storm changes everything. . . . But the tale of Dandelion lives on.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:08 -0400)

A sparrow selflessly relates Dandelion's story to the world in this tale of friendship, the power of memories, and the cycle of life.

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