Giant Island

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Flashlight Press, Aug 1, 2022 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In this wondrous book by award-winning fantasy author Jane Yolen and award-winning fantasy illustrator Doug Keith, two children and a dog explore the coves and caves of a tiny island. Under the watchful eye of Grandpa, the kids are thrilled to discover a huge surprise: the craggy rocks, tufted grass, and wind-swept trees on Giant Island are much more than they seem. Stunning watercolor illustrations with a timeless, mythical feel depict the island above and below the water, as it rises and sinks. Perceptive young readers may giggle or gasp when they realize that the entire island is a giant, and then will revel in knowing the giant secret that the main characters have yet to discover. Jane Yolen's text entrances readers with hints of age-old magic, and pays tribute to mystery, curiosity, and friendship. Doug Keith's paintings invite readers to match the shiny rocks to the giant's eyes, the tunnel to his ears, and the trees and dripping water plants to his hair. Are the kids the first to learn the secret of Giant Island, or has Grandpa brought them here to discover for themselves what he discovered many years before? Visit Giant Island, where fantastical adventures await.

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Doug Keith has over thirty years' experience as an illustrator, designer, and fine artist. His resume includes forty plus illustrated books, a Benjamin Franklin Award for interior design, a television Emmy award for graphic design, and commissioned works at Windermere Real Estate and Puget Sound Energy. Doug lives in Seattle, Washington, surrounded by the mountains and water that inspired Giant Island. Jane Yolen is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children's books. She is the author or editor of over 400 books for children, teens, and adults, including Owl Moon, winner of the Caldecott award, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, and the rest of the beloved How Do Dinosaurs series. She lives in Western Massachusetts. Two islands figure in Jane's background: Manhattan Island where she spent her early years, and the Isle of Skye in Scotland where she has spent lots of time for the past 30 summers. Either of them could have housed a giant.

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