The Mosquito Brothers (Hardback)
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The Mosquito Brothers (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 28/05/2015
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After he nearly drowns in a parking-lot puddle, Dinnn Needles is fearful of many things, including flying. When his 400 siblings swarm off without him, he finds time to dream about family stories, a lost brother, adventures in The Wild, and, above all, how to be cool. At school in an abandoned air-conditioner, Dinnn learns about the deadly Pondhawk dragonfly and other dangers that lie beyond his home under a drive-in theater screen. But Dinnn never really takes to city life. Lonely and left out, he is filled with an unexplained longing. He hears about the red mini-van that brought his parents together and wonders about his extended family in the country. And then one day, as fate would have it, the red mini-van reappears, giving Dinnn a chance to visit to his relatives in The Wild. In the end, Dinnn discovers that being cool is a matter of what you do, especially for one's friends and family, including two new brothers. Accompanied by quirky line drawings by Spanish illustrator Erica Salcedo, this is a gently humorous and remarkably informative nature-adventure story about an unlikely pointy-nosed hero with big dreams and an even bigger heart.

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781554984374
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Praise for The Camel in the Sun: "Ondaatje narrates with graceful lyricism ... A tender story, eloquently rendered." - Publishers Weekly, starred review



"Despite references to mosquitos' short life spans and other trivia, Ondaatje keeps the actual bloodsucking and insect mortality to a minimum, focusing on Dinnn's initial fear of flight and on his large family's light misadventures." Publishers Weekly

"Ondaatje weaves his make-believe entomological utopia with a plethora of well-researched 'did-you-know' facts." - National Post

"A light and entertaining allegory about overcoming fear, being true to yourself, and finding your wings." Quill & Quire

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