"A wild, nameless girl the townspeople call Wee Sister Strange roams through forests and marshes and bogs in search for a bedtime story"--
With a lyrical text and gorgeous, ethereal illustrations, here is a mesmerizing and magical original bedtime fairy tale reminiscent of Emily Winfield Martin's Dream Animals, and perfect for reading aloud.
They say there's a girl Who lives by the woods In a crooked old house With no garden but gloom.
She doesn't have parents. No one knows her name.
But the people in town Call her Wee Sister Strange.
Like Emily Winfield Martin's bestselling Dream Animals, here is a bedtime read-aloud sure to entrance young listeners. Each evening, as the shadows grow long, Wee Sister Strange climbs from her window and runs into the woods. She talks to the owls and rides on a bear. She clambers up trees and dives into the bog. She is searching for something.... She looks far and wide, over forest and marsh. What is it she seeks? Why, it's a wee bedtime story to help her fall asleep!
Holly Grant is the author of The League of Beastly Dreadfuls series, which author Bruce Coville called "marvelously inventive" and School Library Journal said is "reminiscent of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events." She lives in Colorado. Follow her on Twitter @HollyMMGrant.
K.G Campbell illustrated the Newbery Award winner Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo; Tea Party Rules by Amy Dyckman, which received three starred reviews; and Who Wants a Tortoise? by Dave Keane. He also wrote and illustrated Lester's Dreadful Sweaters, which was an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book; The Mermaid and the Shoe; and, most recently, Dylan the Villain. K.G. lives in California. Visit him at kgcampbell.com and follow him on Twitter @KGCampbell2.
"It would have sent C. S. Lewis over the moon." --The New York Times Book Review "An enchanting bedtime tale to be read over and over again." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Grant creates a poem rich with metaphor in a story that walks a careful line between eeriness and comfort... In moody watercolor and pencil scenes, Campbell uses unexpected angles to follow the sprite's nocturnal search from multiple perspectives." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
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