The Snail's Spell (Paperback)

By Joanne Ryder, Lynne Cherry (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780140508918, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1988

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From this Award-Winning author comes "A captivating story about a boy who shrinks to the size of a snail and experiences the world from that perspective."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Joanne Ryder is an award-winning author whose books offer a unique blend of poetry and science. Her books include Where Butterflies GrowA Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego ZooLittle Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego ZooMy Mother's VoiceMy Father's HandsBig Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband, Laurence Yep, who is also an author.

Praise For The Snail's Spell

"Brilliant illustrations and a short text invite an unnamed sleeping, pajama-clad child into a garden teeming with wildlife. The boy gradually shrinks until he is so small he experiences things as a snail would. The incredibly detailed drawings and the idea of shrinking to enter another world should capture children's imaginations."--School Library Journal