Still This Love Goes On by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Julie Flett

Still This Love Goes On by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Julie Flett, Greystone Kids, 2022. 9781771648073

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5

Format: Hardcover picture book

What did you like about the book? Julie Flett does a wonderful job of illustrating in pastel and pencil this lyrical love song written by Buffy Sainte-Marie.  “Fog is in the valley now and all the geese are gone.  ‘Cross the moon I saw them go and…still this love goes on and on.” Through summer flowers to fields “muffled in white and snow still this love goes on and on.” The illustrations and the lyrics are a love song to family, to the earth and all of its creatures.  The words and music of the song are included.

Anything you did not like about the book?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book? A love-themed storytime?  A homage to the earth, a soothing lullaby or bedtime story.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Contributor, Youth Services Book Review

Date of Review: August 11, 2022

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