Celestine and the Magical Geranium

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Celestine And The Magical Geranium by Barbara Sala

Published on October 1, 2004

Celestine And The Magical Geranium
Barbara Sala

Trafford Publishing

Barbara Sala’s Celestine and the Magical Geranium is about the relationship between a girl and a special flower. The girl tends to the flower, which in turn nourishes her soul. People unintentionally destroy the flower when they become overzealous in their enjoyment of it. This saddens the girl but her hope is restored when she realizes that she can grow more geraniums from the seeds left behind by the original one. Sala’s naïve artwork, rendered in acrylic and oil, is rich with bright colours. For more information on the author and this title, visit www.salanaiveart.com. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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