Curl Up Small Book By Sandol Stoddard

Curl Up Small (1964)—This book about the wonder of a newborn hinted at the author’s mystical faith. Accompanied by moody earth-toned illustrations, the dreamlike narrative hints at the mysteries of life, and perhaps also afterlife. As her new publisher Houghton-Mifflin described it aptly: the “poetic dialogues…catch the beckoning promise of the big world with its shimmering waters and deep forests and the wide sky itself.” John Korty made a short film based on Curl Up Small that was distributed in the US and Canada.