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Henry & Leo

Pamela Zagarenski


List Price: 17.99*
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Leo isn’t just a stuffed toy, he is Henry’s best friend and brother. He is as real as a tree, a cloud, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the wind. But when the two are accidentally separated, no one in Henry’s family believes Leo is real enough to find his way home.   
     With beautiful mixed-media paintings, the Caldecott Honor–winning artist Pamela Zagarenski explores the transcendent nature of friendship and love.

Praise For Henry & Leo

All the Wonders, Best of 2016 Picture Books  Amazon, Overall Top 20 Children’s Books of 2016  Amazon, Best Children’s Books of the Year Ages 6 to 8   * "The stunning, sumptuous artwork and familiar themes make this a serene and satisfying bedtime story for young children..." —School Library Journal, STARRED review   "Little ones will be entranced." —Booklist   * "...hauntingly lovely wordless spreads..." —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review   "Zagarenski's mixed-media, edge-to-edge art is richly textured, jewel-toned, and dreamily evocative, with a delicious sense of mystery and enchantment... Invite young readers to talk about this visual feast for the imagination, and something magical may happen." —Kirkus   * "The interplay between what is real and what is imaginary—and Henry’s thoughts on the subject—will make this a fertile book for children and adults to discuss." —Horn Book, STARRED review

Clarion Books, 9780544648111, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

About the Author

Pamela Zagarenski is the winner of two Caldecott Honors. The books she has illustrated have also been Booklist Editor's Choices, Horn Book Fanfare and Bulletin Blue Ribbon books, winners of Bank Street's Claudia Lewis Award, and translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at, on Instagram @sacredbee, and Twitter @sacredbeez.