The Other Way to Listen
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Dec 1, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
A girl knew an old man who had a special way of listening. He could walk by a cornfield and actually hear the corn singing, and once, he even heard wildflower seeds bursting open, beginning to grow underground. The girl asked the man to teach her to listen, but he said she had to learn how from the hills, ants, lizards, and weeds. For a long time, she tried without success, and she almost gave up. But then, one day, she began a joyous song to the hills and, without even trying, she discovered the secret of the other way to listen.
Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall have combined their award-winning talents to teach children to appreciate the world of nature.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Desirichter - LibraryThing
The poetry and thoughts are lovely. I couldn't agree more, and this book a beautiful tool to encourage active, humble listening, and to turn our hearts to wonder. I couldn't escape my own desire to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
A young person asks an old man to teach him to listen so he can hear some of the quiet things the old man has told him about: rocks, seeds growing, flowers blooming... And the old man replies that ... Read full review