Among the concrete buildings, a young boy finds a small island of wildlife. As the river runs through the concrete embankments, a small marsh hides around a telephone pole. Ted Rand paints the beauty within the noisy city. The boy and a few nature lovers observe with admiration. How did such wildlife of ducks and birds come to be? A flashback of the wilderness history is painted in their thoughts in the book, Secret Place.
Eve Bunting uses her storytelling gift to warm every nature-lover’s heart. The “secret place” allows for a spotlight of hope, life and peach within the bustle of the busy city. The book will open the reader’s eyes to the nature that surrounds him/her.
Savorings for reading and in writing for Secret Place:
- Setting Lead
- Repeating Line – “in the heart of the city where I live“
- Compare/Contrast – noise of the city versus the noise of the secret place
- Figurative Language – similes, personification
- Sensory Description