Flora's Wish


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$18.99  $17.66
Dial Books
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9.1 X 10.3 X 0.3 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Fiona Halliday is the author-illustrator of Numenia and the Hurricane, the upcoming The Legend of the Storm Goose, and the illustrator of Hello, Little One. She loves all things finned, furred, feathered, and fantastical. She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University and received a MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, London. She has been a freelance journalist and photographer, an English teacher, and an organist. She currently works as a graphic and web designer, and does German-to-English translations. Originally from Scotland, Fiona now lives in Austria.


"Halliday's charming, free verse poetry is paced around Pixar-ish digital illustrations in both spots and spreads . . . this tale could be an ode to the changing seasons or a gentle introduction to grief; either way it will certainly encourage readers to snuggle up to sleep. Sweetly soothing." --Kirkus

"The illustrations are done in a way that allows readers to follow along even without the text, as the emotions are conveyedthrough facial expressions and the use of color on each page. The passing of seasons is made clear in the images, and older -readers may noticeFlora processing through -varied stages of grief. The writing itself is sprinkled with just enough alliteration to feel fun to read without beingoverbearing. Halliday skillfully weaves together themes of friendship, aging, loss, and resilience, creating a narrative that is heartwarming and empowering." --School Library Journal