Immi's Gift (Hardcover)

Immi's Gift By Karin Littlewood Cover Image

Immi's Gift (Hardcover)


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Two children half a world away from each other are connected in an unexpected way.

In a snow-covered world up north, a young girl is surprised when, instead of a fish on the end of her fishing line, there is a small, brightly painted wooden bird. Day after day, her fishing pole brings up more colorful surprises. When visiting the fishing hole for the last time, she drops a little wooden bear into the water.

Far away, a young boy walks along a beach in the hot, hot sun. He throws a colorful object into the water. Then something catches his eye. A small wooden bear washed up on the beach.

Karin Littlewood has crafted a simple, affecting story of how individuals around the world connect and enrich each other's lives. Her beautiful watercolor illustrations vibrantly depict the story's shifting locations—from the frozen Arctic to the tropical shoreline.
Karin Littlewood studied graphic design at Northumbria University and illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. Nominated three times for the Kate Greenaway Medal, she has created more than thirty books for children as well as illustrations for magazines, newspapers, and packaging. Littlewood lives in England.
Product Details ISBN: 9781561455454
ISBN-10: 1561455458
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: October 5th, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English
"Skilled, appealing watercolor-and-pencil illustrations. A warm story that emphasizes the interconnectedness of all beings on earth."—Booklist

★ "A story with a quiet magic and beauty."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Skillful painting and the softness of [Littllewood's] expressive pencil work beautifully impart this gentle tale."—Kirkus Reviews

"The painterly illustrations done in colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache capture Immi's frozen world."—School Library Journal