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Alma and the Beast by Esme Shapiro

Alma and the Beast

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Alma and the Beast by Esme Shapiro
Sep 03, 2019 | ISBN 9780735263963
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    Sep 03, 2019 | ISBN 9780735263963 | 3-7 years

  • Ebook $10.99

    Sep 03, 2019 | ISBN 9780735263970 | 3-7 years

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“[A] well-paced and neatly structured story.” –Kirkus Reviews

“What’s fresh is Shapiro’s distinctive way of making readers consider not only cultural norms, but everything the two have in common.”Publishers Weekly 

“Shapiro’s worlds, both hairy and human, are warmly imaginative, and young readers will love the idea that an entirely new realm might be accessible simply by climbing the right tree.” –Booklist

“The illustrations, with their echoes of tropical fabric prints, are eye-catching, and Mala’s house in the woods, with its shingled roof and turrets, looks like it would be a fine place to live — with no adults in sight!” –CM Magazine

“Esmé Shapiro’s gorgeous watercolor, gouache and pencil illustrations allow this story to soar, her boldly colorful palette and textured details bringing Alma to fantastical life. In this charming picture book. . . . Alma’s day ends as it began, ‘like any other,’ but not before she hugs her new human friend, Mala, having learned that everyone — even ‘beasts’ — have names.” –Shelf Awareness

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