Finding the Way to Faraway Valley

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$17.95  $16.69
Floris Books
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8.5 X 11.2 X 0.5 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Cecilia Heikkila is a graphic designer, author and illustrator from Dalarna, Sweden. She was awarded The Selma Lagerlof Society's prize for children and YA literature in 2024. Cecilia is the creator of several acclaimed picture books, including Badger's Journey and A Christmas Sweater for Nina.

'A restrained, lyrical tone makes Faraway Valley magical for readers... A beautifully illustrated picture book with an environmental theme.' --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

'This is a gentle clarion call to protect Earth's wild spaces... Its message should be heard globally, in every language. Delicately lovely watercolor, gouache, pastel, and digital illustrations capture our planet's fragile beauty. Faraway Valley is closer to home than we may realize, and we must all protect it.' --Kirkus Reviews

'A timely tale about the need to protect and preserve wild spaces.' --School Library Journal

'This moving tale weaves a gentle moral of conservation through the story of a little bear's adventure with his grandfather.' --Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

'A book about wonder, persistence, and preservation... Grandpa and little bear's innocent determination and deep longing to care for nature and all it entails are at the core of the story and their example is a positive one for children... The detailed illustrations will captivate young minds. Little ones are sure to discover novel things within the brightly hued pages with each new and exciting read.' --Los Angeles Book Review

'A lovely paean to keeping our outdoor spaces wild. The longer text is perfect for a cozy family read, and the gorgeous artwork excels at portraying the animals and beautiful forests and mountains of this special place.' --Youth Services Book Reviews

'The artwork pays tribute to the wonders of nature and those special places that haven't get been spoiled by humans, and is absolutely stunning... This is a firm, yet still gentle introduction into conservation. A must read for all nature-lovers.' --YA Books Central