Blueberry Girl

By Neil Gaiman; Charles Vess (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060838089, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“Neil Gaiman has written a beautiful, multicultural celebration. Three wise women (a maiden, mother, and crone) watch as an infant becomes a girl who transforms into a woman of strength and character. Warm and wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the text.”
-- Ellen Richmond, Children's Book Cellar, Waterville, ME


Description

This is a prayer for a blueberry girl . . .

A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself.

Let me go places that we've never been, trust and delight in her youth.

Nationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. Here, he and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn this deeply personal wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them.

Give her all these and a little bit more, gifts for a blueberry girl.




About the Author

Neil Gaiman has written award-winning books for children and adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. His picture books include Instructions and Blueberry Girl, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. A baby giant panda once sat on his lap and ate bamboo in Chengdu, China.




Praise For Blueberry Girl

“A magical blessing for unconventional girls. Fans of Gaiman and Vess will pounce on this creation; so too will readers who seek for their daughters affirmation that sidesteps traditional spiritual conventions.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A rich and beautiful prayer for a girl. There is nothing cute or cloying here, just beauty, balance and joy.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“An enchanting lullaby poem brought to life by magical paintings for mothers and daughters (whatever their ages).”
-Bookseller

“It is astonishingly lovely.”
-Cookie Magazine

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