Free Book By Sandol Stoddard

Free (1976)—Another allegorical tale of liberation for children of all ages, Free centers on a young girl’s efforts to throw off the chains of repression. Whether the metaphor is escaping a bully or running away from a dangerous home, the mood is dark before the main character finds the light. Populated by iconic mythical figures—tigers, unicorns, and a red, red rose—Free is ultimately a celebration of life, and of survival.