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Fern and Horn

Category: Book
By (author): Gay, Marie-Louise
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: September 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 9.00in x 9.00in x 0.00in
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$ 18.95
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From The Publisher*Fern and Horn are twins who look like two peas in a pod or two stars in the sky. But Fern and Horn have different ways of seeing the world. They try to outdo each other with imagination and improvisation, using crayons and pencils, ripped-up paper and cardboard boxes. Fern loves to draw flowers and butterflies, birds and bees, caterpillars and orange trees. She draws here, there and everywhere. Horn wants to draw too, but he thinks his flowers look like purple pancakes and his caterpillars like striped socks. "Draw whatever you want!" Fern tells him. Horn draws an enormous elephant that tramples all over her pictures. Fortunately, Fern's imagination is as big as the universe. She loves gazing at the stars and making star shapes. Again, Horn tries to follow suit, but he is frustrated with his creations and makes a ferocious paper polar bear that devours Fern's stars. Undeterred, Fern decides to build a castle that can withstand elephants and polar bears, but a fire-breathing dragon comes along. Luckily, Fern knows exactly what dragons like best … Illustrations full of vibrant color, collage and exquisite detail complement this story that looks at the endless imagination and creative energy of young children. Marie-Louise Gay suggests that if children are given the time and space to explore the many paths to creativity, the results are brilliant and inspiring.
From The Publisher*World-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay explores creativity in this stunning new picture book about twins Fern and Horn, who look like two peas in a pod but have very different ways of seeing the world.
Review Quote*Praise for Mustafa by Marie-Louise Gay: * "A touching story about adjustment, recovery, love, and friendship, told of a boy whose family moves to a new country due to war. . . . An invaluable resource for those working with children from resettled refugee families as well as host communities." Kirkus, starred review * "The story of a young boy moving to an unfamiliar place and finding his way, even when another language is spoken, is one that all children should hear . . . One for the must-be-purchased list." School Library Journal, starred review Praise for Short Stories for Little Monsters: * "Original, inventive, pore-overable, and child-pleasing …" Horn Book, starred review * "This volume is worth reading multiple times to enjoy the humor and to revisit the witty illustrations and snappy dialogue." School Library Journal, starred review
Biographical NoteMarie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books. She has won two Governor General's Literary Awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise's very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Short Stories for Little Monsters and Mustafa. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com