A Pattern for Pepper

Category: Book
By (author): Kraulis, Julie
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture
  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Clothing & Dress
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: August 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 11.75in x 9.50in x 0.38in
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From The Publisher*From pinstripe to houndstooth, ikat to toile, join Pepper on her journey into the history of textiles as she works alongside a tailor to make her perfect dress.

Pepper is getting a dress made for a special occasion. It's the first dress that has ever been made just for her, and she wants it to be perfect. But what pattern is right for her? Pepper is particular, and nothing works at first. Dotted Swiss? Too plain. Houndstooth? Not enough color. Pinstripe? Too glum. As Pepper learns about each fabric, she finds a reason why it's just not the one. Will Pepper ever be able to find the perfect pattern?

Julie Kraulis takes readers on a journey through gorgeous patterns and their origins--from the mountains of Switzerland to the green grass of Scotland--in search of Pepper's ideal pattern. The incredible illustrations make for a dress, a character and a book that are impossible to forget.
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR An Armadillo in New York:

"Utterly charming illustrations are softly rendered in graphite and oils that place this perky little traveler in iconic New York locales... Endearing and informative, this whimsical travelogue offers readers an inventive way to go touring." --Booklist

"The illustrations, rendered in oil and graphite, accurately capture the city's unique attractions with a sense of whimsy and delight. VERDICT Readers will vicariously experience all the city has to offer while eagerly anticipating Arlo's next trip. A lovely addition for most collections." --School Library Journal

"Kraulis' double narration forms a neat package, combining Augustin's enthusiasm with Arlo's reactions. A large-scale Arlo is always center stage in the illustrations, and the humans seem to be OK with this stranger in their midst. A fun trip to the Big Apple." --Kirkus Reviews


PRAISE FOR An Armadillo in Paris:

"Lovely oil and graphite illustrations done in a muted color palette capture the famous landmarks and romantic ambiance of the city. Arlo's adventure is delightful, and the story is told in both narration and excerpts from Augustin's journal. A page of facts about the Iron Lady is appended. A good purchase for a library collection in need of picture books about various locations around the world." --School Library Journal

"...Julie Kraulis's sophisticated oil-and-graphite artwork is chic, with elegant lines and a muted palette...Informative and charming, An Armadillo in Paris is sure to please armchair travelers who will eagerly await more of Arlo's globe-trotting adventures." --Quill & Quire
Biographical NoteAuthor-illustrator JULIE KRAULIS lives and works in Toronto, but her heart belongs to the world. She developed her wanderlust growing up in a few different places, and her travels always bring new inspiration. Julie is a stop and smell the roses kind of gal who loves to create. This is her fourth picture book; she is also the author and illustrator of Whimsy's Heavy Things, An Armadillo in Paris and An Armadillo in New York. The author lives in Toronto, ON.