The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
By Leo Buscaglia
Henry Holt & Company Inc., 2002, 30 pages
Ages: 4 to 8
Originally published in the fall of 1982, the wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story of a leaf named Freddie is one of the most popular books of our times. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons and fall to the ground with a winter's snow, is an inspiring allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and death.