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Cress Watercress

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Wry, poignant tale of grief, loss, community.

Book cover of Cress Watercress, with rabbit in foreground wearing a dress.

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Author Gregory Maguire spins a poignant, relatable, darkly funny tale of a rabbit family dealing with death, loss, change, and peril. Hero and title character Cress Watercress encounters many challenges and doesn't always do the right thing, especially when dealing with her own grief. But she learns from her experiences, helped along by a strong mom, a good friend, and a lot of animal characters who often aren't quite what first impressions would suggest. David Litchfield's plentiful, lively, full-color illustrations put the reader in the midst of it all -- darkness and light.

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