Author & Illustrator: Kelly Canby
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
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Olive goes for a walk in the city and hears a strange noise coming from the manhole below. Curiosity gets the better of her, and she climbs down the ladder to see what it is. An old woman greets her, letting her know that she is the keeper of all the lost things. And since no one has come to claim them, Olive can have as much as she likes.
One might think a young girl would look for toys and candy among the neatly labeled boxes, but what she takes with her is surprising. She fills five jars with amazing things that she wants to give to others. And as she shares her goodies, she turns the drab black-and-white city to vibrant full-color.
All the Lost Things has a great message for kids that their own actions can really impact the people around them. I highly recommend this uplifting and hope-filled book.
Reviewer: Alice Berger