Little Pearl

(Author) (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.95  $16.51
Floris Books
Publish Date
8.7 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Martin Widmark is the bestselling Swedish children's author of over 100 books. His titles consistently top Sweden's bestseller lists and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Before becoming a full-time author, Martin worked as a middle-school teacher and a Swedish language teacher for immigrants, and now uses his experiences to promote reading and literacy for young people. He is the author of The House of Lost and Found (Floris Books). Emilia Dziubak is an award-winning illustrator based in Poland. She is a graduate of The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and has illustrated numerous children's picture books that have been translated throughout the world. She is the illustrator of The House of Lost and Found (Floris Books).


'An imaginatively illustrated fantasy with a dreamlike feel... Dziubak's romantic colored pencil illustrations place doll-like images of children and creatures against dramatic, moody backdrops of flowers and waterside foliage. Grace is a resourceful hero, and her fanciful, The Water-Babies�esque story packs a lot of adventure into the picture book format.'
- Publishers Weekly

'This is a magical story combined with beautiful pencil illustrations - a real treat! [...] The drawings are in muted colors and are complete works of art - Dziubak raises the bar on how children's books should be illustrated with incredible talent using simple tools. 5/5.'
- Youth Services Book Review

'[A] beautifully illustrated, imaginative story.' - Kirkus Reviews

'A delightful story... With gorgeous illustrations, and full of emotions, danger, humour and fantastical characters, this is a great book to read aloud.'
- Juno

Praise for Martin Widmark and Emilia Dziubak's The House of Lost and Found

'A beautifully scripted, illustrated, and uplifting picture book.'
- Midwest Book Review

'Widmark's melancholy story about loneliness gains atmosphere and, ultimately, lift from Dziubak's beautiful illustrations, hand-drawn using colored pencils. Children will pore over the details and delight as Niles banishes murky darkness with light... Lovely.'
- Kirkus Reviews

'Hand-drawn illustrations done in colored pencils are rendered in gloomy drab colors until the plant sprouts - then the light comes in. Niles washes windows, mops and cleans; his life has been transformed. The illustrations are dreamy, reminding me of Rembrandt, each one a work of art... Perfect.'
- Youth Services Book Review

'In this complex and mature tale of reawakening, pages boast dark, richly detailed illustrations aglow with deftly conjured light.'
- Booklist Online

'Emilia Dziubak's illustrations contrast the gloom and doom of the old man�s sorrowful and lacking life in his rundown house with the life and comfort that just one flower and one little boy can bring. The old man's despair is common in life and the story of his renewal is told and illustrated with compassion and hope.'
- Vermont Country Sampler

'This book is hands down one of my top five, favorite children's books of 2018... This book is full of hope and just a wonderful story. The illustrations are stunning! This is definitely a book that I want to keep in our home library. 5 stars.'
- Mischenko, Goodreads Reviewer

'This was such a sweet book... The book has gorgeous illustrations throughout and it is mostly a picture book that follows the old man in his home. The detail is AMAZING and I loved spending time on each page to look through all the details. The story made me tear up a little at the end, it was very uplifting and a wonderful read. I think both parents and kids will really enjoy reading this one together.'
- NetGalley - Cover2cover Blog