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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 64
Themes: imagination, exploration, adventure, nature, garden
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 09/Apr/2019
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A young girl and her family travel from the city to the country to celebrate her grandmother's birthday. Someone suggests that Arianne, as the only child at the party, might enjoy exploring the garden more than listening to the adults chat. Arianne is unsure what to do in the quiet garden, and she soon lies down out of boredom. But then she spots a pebble . . . and a grasshopper . . . and flies away on a dandelion seed pod into the cosmos as she discovers the freedom of her imagination.

With very little text, this book lets the illustrations tell the charming story of a child carried away into a world much bigger than herself.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials - February 26, 2019
"Interesting juxtapositions of scale…The whole feeling of the book is of a sort of sleepy wonder."
Resource Links - February 22, 2019
"Use in classroom discussions about imagination…as a model for storytelling"
Quiil & Quire - February 4, 2019
"There's no doubting the fluid charm of [this] story."
Kirkus Reviews—starred review - January 28, 2019
★ "Ferrer's unusually whimsical interpretation of an old trope merits the imaginations of its readers…A playful marvel."
Publishers Weekly - January 21, 2019
"Captures the magic of a solitary hour spent observing nature—and suggests where those observations might lead."

Awards

Prix Lux  | 2018 | Winner