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A Promise Is a Promise
Bruno the marmot hibernates all winter, and upon waking in the spring, he discovers the most beautiful dandelion outside his burrow. The two quickly become friends, playing together every day. But when summer comes, the dandelion asks Bruno to trust her, so he obliges her request to blow her seeds away into the wind. Devastated that his friend is no longer with him, Bruno ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 8th 2006 by Minedition
(first published 2006)
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This is the story of a young marmot who awakens from hibernation and finds a beautiful yellow dandelion flower with whom he shares a deep friendship all through the beautiful spring and early summer. One day, the now fluffy-topped dandelion asks the marmot, "Do you trust me?" The young marmot replies that he does. The dandelion then asks the marmot to blow on her, and promises him that everything will be alright. At first, the marmot is devastated as he sees his friend scatter in the wind. But, ...more
May 02, 2011 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Kathryn
Well, this is a very sweet story about friendship, trust, faith, promises, optimism, and nature. It’s about a marmot (I love that a marmot is the main character!) and a dandelion flower, and about hibernation and the change of seasons. I actually wasn’t wild about the marmot’s facial expressions and appearance at first, but the pictures grew on me because his personality is so appealing, and the rest of the illustrations were lovely. I can’t say I love the story but I did enjoy it very much.
KINSTER. A Promise Is a Promise. Illus. Eve Tharlet. New York: Penguin Young Readers Group, 2006. Print. In A Promise is a Promise a critter named Bruno wakes up from hibernation and meets and befriends a dandelion. He takes care and loves his new friend but then one day the dandelion makes a promise to him that everything will be okay and then she is blown away. Bruno is sad but trusts his friend. In the spring after waking up he walks out and sees a whole field of dandelions. I really apprecia ...more
Aug 02, 2011 Cassie rated it liked it
A sweet book about a friendship between a marmot and dandelion. The dandelion asks Bruno to trust it and take a deep breath and blow, promising that everything will be alright. Bruno, the marmot, feels that something horrible has happened when the seeds blow away, but trusts the dandelion's promise. He learns to enjoy each season and comes to understand the dandelion's promise.
Pseudonym für Ludger Jochmann. Jochmann wuchs im Ruhrgebiet auf. Er studierte Sozialpädagogik an der Universität Essen und Rhythmik an der Folkwangschule in Essen. Nach dem Erwerb seines Diploms arbeitete er als Sonderpädagoge. Seit 1978 ist er als freier Autor und Komponist tätig. Zunächst arbeitete er für Kindertheater im Ruhrgebiet, dann auch für Funk und Fernsehen. 1980 erfolgte die erste Buch ...moreMore about Knister...