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The Little Island: 11/25/16
The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown was published in 1946 under her pen name, Golden MacDonald. Like the more recent The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle by Lynne Cherry, it's the tale of a small body of land and the effects of time on it.
The island goes through the seasons, at lone at first. And then she's visited by lobsters and gulls, and later by a kitten. Although the kitten isn't named, I couldn't help but see it as a young version of Sneakers from Sneakers, the Seaside Cat.
Upon the kitten's arrival, the book takes a metaphysical bent. The kitten and the island together ponder the nature of time, life, and the passing of the seasons. For me, it's a more poignant and thought provoking book than her most famous, Goodnight Moon.