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Picture of Knots on a Counting Rope

Knots on a Counting Rope

by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault


Format: Print/Braille

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In contracted UEB
Ages 5-10

A Reading Rainbow Book! In the glow of a campfire, a Native American man tells his young, blind grandson the story of the boy's birth — about the fierce storm that raged, and how they chose the boy's name. As he speaks, the grandfather ties another knot in the counting rope, saying, "When the rope is filled with knots, you will know the story by heart." In this poignant story of love, the counting rope is a symbol for the passing of time, and for the boy's growing confidence.