The Girl Who Lost Her Smile

  • Illustrated By: Stefan Czernecki
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:middle east, picture book, fable, girl hero,
  • Available:01/01/2000
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
  • ATOS:3.3
In the wonderous city of Baghdad lives a young girl called Jehan. One morning, Jehan wakes and sees that her smile is lost. She looks everywhere. Jugglers and fire-eaters come to help her find it. Artists paint murals on the walls of her room. They all try their hardest to entertain Jehan, but still, she cannot find her smile. Derived from a collection of Islamic stories, The Girl Who Lost Her Smile is a simple folktale about uncovering life's hidden beauty.
“Stefan Czernecki’s pictures sparkle. His simple, precise strokes set the tone of a fairy tale, and his colorful hoopoe is an inviting and memorable guide. Just as important, his colors perfectly capture changing moods. In their elegant simplicity, the pictures carry the story.”
– New York Times
Parents Magazine Gold Award   | 2002  |  Winner