"Shining with an obvious love and respect for the natural world, this is an exquisite tale of betrayal, bravery, and an unbreakable bond"
When a newborn baby boy is lost in a distant forest his mother is distraught. Villagers search for him, but without much hope for a happy ending. Motherly love endures though, and the baby’s mother doesn’t give up until she finds him safe, well and being protected by a beautiful panda bear. An unbreakable and enduring bond between human and bear has been created. When visitors arrive in the village nine years later, the now-grown boy must decide if he will repay the panda’s kindness or seek riches and adventure.
Exploring our connection with nature through lyrical prose and achingly beautiful illustrations, The Panda’s Child is a book that will enchant readers of all ages. The story has a haunting fable-like quality to it, whilst the accomplished paintings capture a bereft mother’s anguish, and seem to peer straight into the souls of the wild animals depicted.
As can be expected from any collaboration from Morris and Fisher, this is an ode to the natural world with an important message about species conservation.