‘Sky of Afghanistan’ celebrates ideas of unity, peace

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THE SKY OF AFGHANISTAN,” by Ana A. de Eulate and Sonja Wimmer, Cuento de Luz, Aug. 1, 2012, hardcover, $15.95 (ages 5 and up)

The future of a country is looked at through a child’s eyes in “The Sky of Afghanistan.” Though her country is in a state of unrest, the young Afghan girl allows herself to look at the sky and let her imagination soar. Her dreams fly like a kite, high into the sky, toward the stars.

The girl’s dreams soon take wing and spread to all the different regions, entering the homes and hearts of everyone. The dreams can be seen in the smiles of children. The girl believes that the sound of war can be banished forever and that the future will be built on foundations of hope.

“The Sky of Afghanistan” celebrates ideas of unity and peace. The creation of a place where innocent people can live in harmony and without fear. It’s a beautiful sentiment and a beautiful book.

Ana A. de Eulate’s prose is poignantly lyrical. Her sophisticated style is warm and welcoming, as are Sonja Winter’s illustrations. Her eye-catching lines and stylized depictions are masterfully rendered. Her use of light — stunning.

“The Sky of Afghanistan” depicts both conflict and the desire for peace at a level young child can understand. It’s a fine addition to any collection.

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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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