Blueberries for Sal McCloskey

For Fun
7 points

“Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey is a heartwarming tale of a little girl named Sal and her mother as they set out to pick blueberries for the winter. Simultaneously, a bear and her cub are on a similar mission. Their paths unexpectedly cross, leading to a mix-up that reminds readers of God’s presence in the unexpected twists of life. Through the gentle hills and rustling blueberry bushes, the story unfolds as a testament to the Christian belief in God’s subtle guidance, even in moments that seem coincidental or unplanned.

For the young and growing, “Blueberries for Sal” serves as a beautifully illustrated lesson on the surprises life holds. Beyond the adventure of picking berries, the tale instills the value of trust, the significance of family, and the ever-present hand of God guiding us through our daily wanderings. As Sal and the bear cub find their way back to their respective mothers, children and teenagers are reminded of the comforting truth that, in the vast orchard of life, God’s love and providence are always by our side.

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