Petals

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Fill in the words and write the story to accompany the graphic figures and drawings in this engrossing visual picture book. Drawn by noted Brazilian cartoonist Gustavo Borges, with the scenes color-enhanced to set the mood by his colleague Cris Peters, this picture story invites the viewer to find the words that fit the actions portrayed. Set in the chill of winter, a mysterious cloaked figure comes upon a young fox searching for kindling wood to heat his hut. This magical, mysterious beaked stranger, with a flower in its lapel, assists this impoverished fox family. Entertaining them with magical illusions using the flower petals, he brings warmth, joy, and laughter to his adopted friends. But after exposure to the winter elements, this magical visitor sadly succumbs to illness, and the bereft foxes sorrowfully bury him beneath a huge tree. And incredibly, with the arrival of spring, a mound of petalled flowers arise from the gravesite. Here for the preteen youngster is a delightfully crafted graphic storybook that will inspire thoughts about the actions and behavior of the illustrated characters in their carefully choreographed settings.


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Author Gustavo Borges • Cris Peter, Contributor
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher KaBOOM!
Publish Date 2018-Sep-25
ISBN 9781684152346
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Issue January 2019
Category Sequential Art
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