A chapter book for advanced readers set in a chain of tropical islands.
ThisÂ story charts the intertwining friendships of a crab, a goat, a bird, and a gecko. Along the way, there are the usual challenges of our eat-or-be-eaten world. The perils of timidity, confusion, and self-doubt. The enticements of vanity and routine. The rewards of fearless generosity and genuine trust.
Illustrations by Linda Whelihan
Linda Whelihan is an artist and educator who aims to engage individuals and build community through participation in shared art experiences. Her background as a teacher, toymaker, and artist helps to inform her work and she takes inspiration from the exquisite designs and infinitely varied hues of the natural world. In her studio, she employs a variety of media including wood, paper and metal to produce whimsical pieces that charm and delight. She has exhibited and conducted workshops for teachers and students in the Baltimore/Washington area and in Vermont where she has lived since 2007.
About the Author
Conservationist and adventurer Peter W. Fong has a hard time keeping still. Heâ€™s worked as an artist-in-the-schools in Montana, a travel guidebook writer in China, and a flyfishing guide in Mongolia. In 2018, he led an international team of scientists on a thousand-mile expedition to Russiaâ€™s Lake Baikal. His stories and photographs have appeared in American Fiction, Grayâ€™s Sporting Journal, the New York Times, and many other publications. He and his wife live with a tortoiseshell cat and a Labrador retriever in Tangier, Morocco.
YA FICTION /
Middle Grade; 7-9 Years
204 pages; 5.5 x 8.25 / Softcover
$12.99 print / $5.99 e-book
Publication Date: September 1, 2021
Distributor: IPG / Chicago
Rights sold: All rights available.
Rights contact: Dede Cummings
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