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Pages: 32
Themes: poetry, autumn, island life
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: 01/03/2013
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Apples and Butterflies is a gentle, lyrical poem about a family's autumn vacation that shows Prince Edward Island in a light we don't often see—the "bright blue and orange light" of fall. Tamara Thiébaux-Heikalo's rich and wild illustrations build a narrative with the text, depicting the family beachcombing, flying kites and picking apples. Shauntay Grant's award-winning poetry makes readers long to go with her and conveys the wide-open space of the island.

Booklist - March 15, 2013
"A young girl narrator describes a family getaway to Prince Edward Island in this charmingly illustrated picture book with poetic touches...The lyrical text, with only a few lines per page, is simply constructed...The intricate, vibrant artwork incorporates playful and evocative elements, and the warm portrayal of a family appreciating nature's wonders and sharing in familiar activities like walking the beach or picking apples may inspire readers to dream or reminisce about their own vacations."


CCBC Best Books  | 2013 | Commended

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