Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang; published by Tundra Books
In gentle text, this book tells the story of one small girl’s adoption: the hopes and prayers of her Canadian parents, their trip to the other side of the world, their meeting with the new baby, and the long flight home to the new family waiting for Emma.
Thousands of baby girls from China have been adopted by North American families. Although this lovely book tells the story of one such little girl, it is about much more than the logistics of adoption. It is about the many ways in which we can come together to form a family.
“Hodge writes with a quiet tenderness, creating the mood of the story…. Zhang’s soft, but wonderfully detailed illustrations match the mood of the story perfectly… Highly Recommended.” CM Magazine
“The softness of Zhang’s paintings, rich in detail, matches the mood of the text… heartwarming…” Montreal Review of Books