The Promise Basket
- This moving story of the love between three generations of women will remind readers of classics like Love You Forever and Something from Nothing.
- Slavka Kolesar's folk-art style illustrations bring a beautiful and unique esthetic to the story.
- Love and promises have more value than material goods in this book, making it a good conversation starter to talk to young children about different kinds of gifts.
- Curriculum connections: language arts / poetry; social studies / poverty, family
Bill Richardson, winner of Canada’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and former radio host, has written several highly acclaimed books for children. They include The Aunts Come Marching, illustrated by Cynthia Nugent, winner of the Time to Read Award; the children’s novel After Hamelin, winner of the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award; and The Alphabet Thief and The Bunny Band, both illustrated by Roxanna Bikadoroff. Bill lives in Vancouver.
Slavka Kolesar has a BFA in visual studies and art history from the University of Toronto and training as an early childhood educator. She has illustrated Ulysse by Suzanne de Serres, Le Nom de l’arbre by Stéphanie Bénéteau and La Légende de Carcajou by Renée Robitaille, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. She was the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club illustrator. Slavka lives in Fernie, BC.