In a Jar

By Deborah Marcero

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Description

Here's a marvelous picture book, charmingly written and beautifully illustrated, about the power of memory and the magic of friendship.

Llewellyn, a little rabbit, is a collector. He gathers things in jars--ordinary things like buttercups, feathers, and heart-shaped stones. Then he meets another rabbit, Evelyn, and together they begin to collect extraordinary things--like rainbows, the sound of the ocean, and the wind just before snow falls. And, best of all, when they hold the jars and peer inside, they remember all the wonderful things they've seen and done. But one day, Evelyn has sad news: Her family is moving away. How can the two friends continue their magical collection--and their special friendship--from afar?

Product Details

Price: $17.98  $16.54
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Published Date: January 21, 2020
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 8.5 X 0.5 X 11.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
ISBN: 9780525514596
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About the Author

Deborah Marcero is the author and illustrator of My Heart Is a Compass, which Kirkus Reviews called "lovely, lively, and enchanting," in a starred review, and the illustrator of Twinderella by Corey Rosen Schwartz. She received a BFA in drawing, printmaking, and photography from the University of Michigan and an MFA in poetry from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After teaching in Chicago public schools as a literacy specialist, Deborah realized that writing and creating books for kids was how she wanted to spend her life. Learn more at deborahmarcero.com and follow her on Twitter @deborahmarcero.

Reviews

*"Readers will feel the warmth of friendship and the wonder of the world as well. Stunning." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"An enchanting examination of the pleasure reaped from cultivating imagination, friendship, and memory." --School Library Journal, starred review

*"Marcero works magic with prismatic watercolors, ink, and pencil, as her light-filled illustrations chronicle the young rabbits' exploits and their appreciative wonder of the world around them . . . This joyful account of friendship will charm readers with the notion of capturing wind or a rainbow in a jar, but its deeper message of maintaining relationships over a distance will comfort those who have moved or know someone who has." --Booklist, starred review

"Marcero provides a metaphor for the importance of capturing fleeting moments, and an image of a friendship that overcomes separation." --Publishers Weekly

"Cozy yet also endearingly offbeat. This could make an interesting partner to Denos' Here and Now in a celebration of moments, or it could couple with Doerrfeld's Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! for a discussion of how sharing feeds a friendship." --BCCB

"This is a book about friendship and how true bonds can transcend geographical distance. This is one to remember when a child experiences the unexpected departure of a friend." --School Library Connection