Monday, July 27, 2020

"The Secret Fawn" - a bookwrap

Wonder what she sees?  Let's go check it out shall we? 


The Secret Fawn
Illustrated by ELLY MACKAY

* Ages:   3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Book Length:  40 pages
* Publisher:  Tundra Books
* Pub. Date:  Feb. 02, 2021
* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations for You to Enjoy

The Book

Lovely cut-paper illustrations greatly enrich the story of a little girl who is the youngest and smallest of the family.   She misses out on many things that the older members get to participate in.  Some examples:  her early bedtime eliminates her from seeing magical shooting stars at night and being privy to picking the first apple of autumn.  One morning she misses the siting of a deer in her backyard that everyone else gets to behold. 

Not to be left out she tucks a sugar cube in her pocket and strikes out to find the deer all on her own.  She scouts around but to her dismay no deer appears to her.  Then to her delight she discovers something even more precious than a deer.  Can you guess what she is privileged to encounter?  

This heartwarming book encourages kids to explore and delight in the power of nature which is all around them if they just take the time to listen, observe and uncover its majesty. The illustrations and poetic-like words are captivating and engaging drawing the reader into the story.   This would be perfect for a beginning reader.  Connecting with animals and nature can help kids who feel left out or overlooked.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywarps Rating - 5+++ HUGS!

Meet the Author

KALLIE GEORGE is an author, editor and creative writing teacher living in Vancouver, BC. Her upcoming picture book If I Couldn't Be Anne continues her successful work adapting the Anne of Green Gables series for a new generation and follows Anne Arrives, Anne's Kindred Spirits and Goodnight, Anne. She has written other acclaimed books for children, including The Lost Gift; Secrets I Know; Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and The Melancholic Mermaid, as well as The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series and The Heartwood Hotel series. She has also taught writing workshops for children and adults across Canada, as well as in South Korea, and currently teaches at Emily Carr University.

About the Illustrator

ELLY MACKAY is an acclaimed paper artist and children's book author and illustrator. She wrote and illustrated the picture book Red Sky at Night, as well as Waltz of the Snowflakes, If You Hold a Seed and Butterfly Park, among others. Elly's art was also featured on the covers of Tundra's reissues of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon series. Her distinctive pieces are made using paper and ink, and then are set into a miniature theater and photographed, giving them their unique three-dimensional quality. Elly lives in Owen Sound, Ontario, with her two children. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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