The Little Island (Hardcover)
Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9780385746403, 48pp.
Publication Date: September 9, 2003
Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Chinese (7/1/2009)
Winner of the 1947 Caldecott Medal, this beautifully moving story centers around a little island in the midst of the wide ocean, and the curious kitten who comes to visit. As the seasons pass, the island and the creatures who call it home witness an ever-changing array of sights, smells, and sounds—proving that, no matter how small, we are all an important part of the world.
About the Author
Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000) was a beloved and award-winning illustrator of more than 200 children’s books, perhaps best known for his collaboration with the author Margaret Wise Brown. His books include The Little Island (for which he won the Caldecott Medal in 1947), The Golden Egg Book, and The Golden Bunny.