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Leaf (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 01/04/2018
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018

A heart-warming story about helping outsiders that highlights the plight of polar bears in today’s changing climate.

Crow saw it first. The strange white creature, carried upon the dark waves towards the shore…

When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the other animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous - and his odd habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust.

Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colourful leaves... trying to get back home. Perhaps he isn't so different after all?

A British artist, illustrator, author and Potter, Sandra Dieckmann’s work is inspired by the weird and wonderful in nature, mixing the fantastical elements of dream and play with real marvels from the natural world. In 2011 Sandra was chosen by illustrator Shaun Tan as the Emerging Talent in Illustration for her image ‘Fox Tree’. Leaf is her first book.

'The intricate images, filled with polychromatic leaf-patterns and dynamic stillness, are too good to miss.' – The Guardian

Publisher: Flying Eye Books
ISBN: 9781911171737
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 230 x 270 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Leaf draws on themes about the environment, prejudice against those who seem different and learning to communicate, illustrated in a way which combines the naturalistic and the fantastic. * CLPE *
The balance of whimsical colors and deep blue ocean sets this book apart. * Ravaliabhiram on Instagram *
This is a really lovely story with an important message and the illustrations are simply stunning. * Hookable_books on Instagram *
A lovely story about difference, fear and resilience. * @bees_circus on Instagram *
The way key environmental messages are entwined with the themes of community and acceptance is masterful. * @brassoteach on Twitter *
This is such a gorgeous story with not only beautiful and striking illustrations but such a meaningful message (.) A definite must read! -- @thewilsonuk on Instagram

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“Beautiful book!”

Poor Leaf has been swept away from home, and the animals in the forest he's found himself in don't want him there.
Will he ever make his way home?
Such a gorgeously illustrated book, with a great moral... More

Sharon, Bookseller at Waterstones Gloucester

“Challenges we 'Bear'”

Wonderful story about acceptance, friendship and endangered species- absolutely adored the illustrations.

“As topical and thought-provoking as it is beautiful”

One of my favourites on the Waterstones Children's Book Prize illustrated Book Prize Shortlist this year, Leaf is a simply stunning picture book fully showcasing the lush vibrancy of the natural world in its... More

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