The Royal Palm is the only one of her kind on the island she shares with the plain palms. Growing up in their shadows, she has never felt like she belongs. As she grows more and more beautiful each day, she begins to snub her friendly cousins. Will they stand by her when a violent storm strikes the island and threatens to destroy her?
The author's old-fashioned, poetic writing suits this story perfectly. I felt like I was reading a classic fairytale. This story lends itself to being read out loud. But make sure the kids snuggle in close so they can see the beautiful illustrations by Chanoa, who imbues the trees, wind, and sun with human characteristics. And, of course, there is a valuable lesson to be learned.
This book is sure to become a modern classic.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
Full blog post: http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/runaway-clothes-and-the-royal-palm-by-mrs-d.html