The Not-So-Faraway Adventure (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771380973, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, French (4/1/2016)
In this heartwarming picture book, popular author Andrew Larsen has created a rich story that captures the magic of turning an ordinary day into an adventure. The closeness between Theo and Poppa is touching, and offers a terrific opportunity for classroom discussions about family relationships. The emphasis on discovering the world right outside your door is a wonderful springboard for projects in which children can do the same in their own communities. With subtle and imaginative details in the cityscape, the beach and Poppa's home, Irene Luxbacher's fresh and expressive illustrations add depth to the story. The endearing Poppa and Theo also star in The Imaginary Garden, written and illustrated by the same creators.
About the Author
Irene Luxbacher is an artist and the author-illustrator of The Jumbo Book of Art, The Jumbo Book of Outdoor Art, the Starting Art series and Mattoo, Let's Play! She also illustrated The Imaginary Garden for Kids Can Press. She lives in Toronto.
Praise For The Not-So-Faraway Adventure…
This quiet, sweet story is a gift for all ...—Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review
This is a sweet and visually appealing story about a girl and her love for her grandfather.—School Library Journal
Andrew Larsen has written an endearing intergenerational story filled with loving interactions, nostalgic echoes and simple pleasures.—Canadian Children's Book News
... this will be a much loved book.—Resource Links