Bound To Stay Bound

View MARC Record

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2018 PreS-Gr 3—An ordinary girl and her favorite dress do ordinary things together every day, but they long for the extraordinary—something singular, stunning, or sensational. One day, the girl and her dress set out on a long journey across the ocean to America. Along the way, they continue to do ordinary things but feel that they may be on the cusp of something extraordinary. The girl and her dress are separated when they reach their destination and they each continue on their own parallel journeys through life. Then one day, something extraordinary happens: the girl, now a woman, is reunited with her favorite dress when she spots it in a store window years later. Wonderfully, the dress is the perfect size for the woman's daughter. And so, a new extraordinary story about a girl and her dress begins. In The Dress and the Girl, Andros tells an immigration tale—an experience that is common but is not always shared. Morstad's light, airy, and simply beautiful illustrations run from cover to cover, including the endpapers, which are in the same pattern as the dress, and act as the perfect accompaniment to the circular plot. Together, the carefully crafted text and gorgeous illustrations pair to tell a truly extraordinary tale. VERDICT A delightful picture book with an important story to be told. Recommended for sharing again and again.—Elizabeth Blake, Brooklyn Public Library - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 09/01/2018 An ordinary girl and an ordinary dress once belonged to each other. As the girl longs for something extraordinary, the dress is content with the simplicity of their lives together in Greece. But when it comes time for them to move to America, the trunk containing her faithful dress goes astray. The story then follows the dress’ journey through the world as it thinks about her girl and the times they spent together, which, in retrospect, were quite extraordinary. This deceptively simple story is one of immigration, loss, change, unity, possibility, and chance. Most of all, it is about appreciation. While the girl longs for something “singular, stunning, or sensational,” readers might be drawn to notice that the world around her, created by Morstad’s delicately detailed illustrations, is in fact quite stunning. In perfect juxtaposition, the spare, lyrical text is completed by images that capture time, place, and essence. There is a quiet wisdom to this book that asks us to look around and take note and allow time to work its magic. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

View MARC Record

  • Copyright © Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Privacy Policy