Billie and Bean in the Mountains

  • Translated by: B.J. Woodstein
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Billie and Bean
  • Themes:adventure, resilience, skiing, dogsled, mountain holiday
  • Available:10/15/2024
  • Lexile:480L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:J

Celebrating the supportive relationship between a child and her dog, this story reminds us that, with resilience and courage, we can find our own way through something new and scary.

Billie liked visiting the mountains when she could be pulled in a sled, but Mom says she’s big enough to try ski lessons instead this time. Billie doesn’t like going fast and finds the hill too steep. When she notices a poster for dogsledding, Billie decides she and her dog, Bean, can make their own fun on the slopes. But when Bean is startled by some falling snow, Billie is left all alone in the cold. Finding her courage and staying calm, Billie realizes she wasn't as alone as she thought and finds her way to Bean and Mom.

“Captures the uncertainties and triumphs of childhood, all of which may seem small to adults but are larger-than-life to youngsters. The crisp yet gentle illustrations make terrific use of color and perspective. Another just-right adventure with this appealing duo, sure to reassure and embolden the very young.”

– Kirkus Reviews