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A Song in the Mist

Written by Corrinne Averiss

Illustrated by Fiona Woodcock

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A Song in the Mist Review

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A lyrical story about overcoming shyness, and the joy of making friends

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2022

A sweet and gentle story capturing a very special friendship that develops between a panda and a little boy who are brought together by a captivating tune. Chi is a shy panda who lives a quiet life listening to all the sounds of the beautiful forest around her home. One day as she listens she hears the sound of lyrical music weaving its way through the mist. Following the sound takes her to its source: a small boy blowing on a bamboo. How Chi and the little boy become friends and help each other is a touching story set in an evocatively created, soft focused forest of bamboo.

You can find more books with this theme in our Collection of Brilliant Books about Friendship


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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for April 2022

The Smile by Marie Voigt 

A Song In the Mist by Corrinne Averiss

Small's Big Dream by Manjeet Mann

The Fears You Fear by Rachel Rooney

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard by Nizrana Farook

One Time by Sharon Creech

The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson

The Light In Everything by Katya Balen

A Song in the Mist Synopsis

Chi is a panda who loves to listen. Being silent brings sounds to her ears: the swish of bamboo, the chitter of birds, and then one day, a new sound, gentle and sweet.

The sound leads Chi to a boy, who blows breath through a piece of bamboo. Chi is enchanted and longs to make friends, but she is shy and hides instead. As the boy searches for Chi and mist gathers in the forest, she must find the courage to help him-even if it means being seen.

A Song in the Mist Press Reviews

"A Song in the Mist by Corrinne Averiss with illustrations by Fiona Woodcock has to be one of the most beautiful picture books of the year. It is perfect for bedtime, full of magic as wonder just like a dream." - David Walliams

Praise for A Dot in the Snow:

'Breathtakingly lovely. I adored this book.' - Cerrie Burnell

'Perfect for bedtime reading aloud or early independent readers.' - Mail on Sunday

'A simple story, but full of energy and vigour, and with moments of drama and poignancy. Fiona Woodcock's illustrations create swirling snowstorms and moments of tenderness between parent and child with equal skill.'- LoveReading4Kids

'A soft, snowy and beautiful picture book about friendship and family, with a gentle environmental theme.' - Booktrust

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ISBN: 9780192772084
Publication date: 20/03/2022
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192772084
Publication date: 20th March 2022
Author: Corrinne Averiss
Illustrator: Fiona Woodcock
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading, Music, Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Collections: 20 Children's Books to Celebrate World Music Day, 85 Brilliant Books about Friendship,

About Corrinne Averiss

Raised in the Midlands with love, laughter, and library books, Corrinne studied English Literature at St Andrews University. She has spent much of her adult life working in children’s TV as a producer/director. She created the triple BAFTA-winning Share a Story competition and co-devised and wrote for Milkshake’s Pip Ahoy. She lives in Manchester with her husband, daughter, and cat. Corrinne is the author of several picture books, including A Song in the Mist and A Dot in the Snow. Corrinne grew up in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, it was here that seven year old Corrinne ...

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