Beaver Is Lost

By Elisha Cooper
(Schwartz & Wade, Hardcover, 9780375857652, 40pp.)

Publication Date: June 8, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
“Beaver is floating serenely down his river when he realizes that home is no longer in sight. He starts off on a great adventure through zoos and ponds, drainpipes and gutters, until he once again finds his river and the way back home. Elisha Cooper's picture book is mostly wordless, so the impact of her lovely watercolor illustrations is all the more pronounced.”
-- Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


Oh, no—Beaver is lost! Will he ever find his way back home?

In this nearly wordless picture book by Elisha Cooper, winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, a young beaver is accidentally separated from his family. Follow Beaver as he's chased by a dog, visits a zoo, and even finds himself in the middle of a busy city street.

In the vein of beloved classics like Flotsam and Good Night, Gorilla, this book is the perfect gift for future graphic novel enthusiasts. With luminous pencil-and-watercolor illustrations by an artist whose work the New York Times has called "simple and quiet and essentially perfect," Beaver Is Lost is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere.

About the Author

Elisha Cooper is the author of Dance!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, Beach, A Good Night Walk, Magic Thinks Big, and other picture books. He has also written Crawling: A Father's First Year, a memoir for adults, and Ridiculous/hilarious/terrible/cool: A Year in an American High School, a book for young adults. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two daughters. Learn more about him at

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