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A poetic life

Cover of In Every Life
A review of In Every Life by Marla Frazee

Beaming with lightness and brightness, Marla Frazee’s In Every Life shows the great expanse of human experience. With sparse and lyrical text, the book reads like a poem or song. The illustrations show a wide array of people in soft vignettes, along with wordless double-paged spreads. Quietly spectacular scenes show hikers voyaging up a mountain, an adult and child looking out at an expanse of shoreline, and a trio of kids enjoying a windy and flowery hilltop. This beautiful book will be enjoyed by young and old alike – and, perhaps, inspire each of us to look with new eyes at the big and small moments in our own lives.

For other books by Marla Frazee, look for Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages, The Farmer and the Clown, and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever.

In Every Life by Marla Frazee is a 2024 Randolph Caldecott Medal Honor Book

Read more about all the 2024 ALA Youth Media Award Winners here.

Jan 25, 2024