Blanket & Bear - A Remarkable Pair by L. J. R. Kelly
  

Blanket & Bear - A Remarkable Pair

Written by L. J. R. Kelly
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Blanket & Bear - A Remarkable Pair by L. J. R. Kelly

The blanket was tattered by the boy's loving care. And wherever he went, so went the bear. This heart-warming ode to well-loved toys tells the story of a blanket and bear who were left behind by their boy. They travel across oceans l and faraway lands to find their way back to him - meeting new friends along the way.

Reviews

Kelly, a debut author (and grandson of Roald Dahl), writes austere, emotionally blunt rhymes [that], when combined with Tanaka's (One Moon, Two Cats) velvety but highly formal acrylic illustrations, keep the book's more playful fantasy elements in check. On the spectrum of stories about the inner lives of playthings, this is more Velveteen Rabbit than Toy Story. --Publishers Weekly Kelly gives lost possessions a new life in his first book . . . The message is heartfelt and it may comfort children who are missing their favorite toys --School Library Journal

Can offer copious comfort to children with the suggestion that their closest childhood friends have found second lives elsewhere. --Kirkus Review

About the Author

L. J. R. Kelly was born in London, England, and comes from a family filled with other writers. He studied politics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and writing at Dartmouth College. He lives and writes in London. Visit him at www.LJRKelly.com. Yoko Tanaka is a graduate of the Art Center College in Pasadena, California and has illustrated several books for children, including the New York Times bestseller, The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo. Yoko lives in London, England. You can visit Yoko at www.yokotanaka.com.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

L. J. R. Kelly
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Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

4th July 2016

ISBN

9781101997772


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