The Story I'll Tell
By Nancy Tupper Ling
by Jessica Lanan
A young child asks his mother to tell the story of where he came from. “I might tell how you came from a land far away in a hot air balloon. The basket slowly drifted down like a feather into our yard. I dropped the firewood I was carrying and ran to you. ‘You’re home now,’ I said.” Or maybe it was a lark—and not a stork—that brought the child to the mother. Or perhaps he was rescued from a dragon! Each lyrical and fantastic tale contains a small kernel of truth that pieces together the baby’s journey across a wide ocean into his new mother's arms.
Beautifully illustrated by Jessica Lanan, The Story I'll Tell is a gentle and moving story of adoption and parental love that is sure to touch the hearts of readers everywhere, no matter how they came to be a family.
About the Creators
is the winner of the Writer's Digest Grand Prize and the Pat Parnell Poetry Award, and is the founder of Fine Line Poets, a website for poets who live in New England. She was inspired to write The Story I’ll Tell by the multicultural background of her own family and the experiences of friends who have adopted children from all over the world. Ling resides in Walpole, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two young daughters.
has been in love with illustrated books since an early age. A Colorado native, she received her B.A. In art at Scripps College and has traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she enjoys thunderstorms, crunching autumn leaves beneath her feet, and leaving footprints in freshly fallen snow.
About This Title
Best Books of the Year, Honorable Mention
The Huffington Post
Highly Recommended Title for Young Readers
Boston Authors Club
Interest Level:Grades K - 4
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 3
Adoption, Asian/Asian American Interest, Beginning Concepts, Biracial/Multiracial Interest, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Cultural Diversity, Families, China, Dreams & Aspirations, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Mothers, Multiethnic interest
Part of These Collections
Adoption Collection , Mother's Day Collection, English Fiction Grades PreK-2, Family Diversity , Chinese Culture Collection, Asian/Asian American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Diverse Background English Collection Grades PreK-2, Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades PreK-2, Positive Relationships Collection, Social and Emotional Learning Collection