Roaring Brook Press, 9781596433632, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2009
A young eagle learns to soar in Caldecott-winner Ed Young's newest work.
With beautiful, sweeping artwork and spare, lyrical text, Ed Young tells the story of a boy who finds an egg and gives it to a flock of chickens. When the egg hatches not a chick but an eaglet, the hens, the roosters, and the boy all band together to help the young bird fly. In this lovely story about friendship and dedication, the eaglet perseveres and leaves behind the dusty earth for endless pastel skies.
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Praise For Hook…
“Adults and children alike will savor the process.”—Christian Science Monitor
“A powerful blend of language,imagery and emotion.” —Starred, Publishers Weekly
“Young’s freely sketched figures, rendered in soft, evanescent strokes, not only tell the story but suggest ideas that transcend the simple yet vital events.” —Starred, Horn Book
“Vibrant, minimal chalk drawings—hardly more than sketches, but glorious ones—utilize shifting perspectives to enhance the sky’s imposing vastness . . . . Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars.” —Starred, Kirkus Reviews
“Young's suggestive dusky views are by turns confusing, comical, and striking. Along with the minimal narrative, they leave space for readers to ponder and question. They offer nice opportunities for shared reading and, of course, special moments of recognition for readers familiar with Andersen's tale.” —School Library Journal