Paper Planes

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Peachtree Publishers
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
11.1 X 9.7 X 0.5 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781682631614

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About the Author

Jim Helmore has written several picture books. He works in the licensing industry and loves to grow vegetables in his spare time. He lives in England.

Richard Jones grew up in Leamington Spa before moving down to Devon to study illustration at the University of Plymouth in Exeter and never went home again! After finishing his degree, he stayed on to complete a PhD. While working on his thesis he got a "temporary job" in Exeter's Central Library and somehow found himself working there for more than ten years. When not at his desk he enjoys bobbing about in the sea, swimming in rivers, walking in woods, listening to audiobooks on the bus, and petting the cat. He now works full time as an author and illustrator.

Reviews

"Helmore's spare, expressive text gives the children's close friendship the respect it deserves in this heartfelt story of love, separation, and reconnection. . . .handsome illustrations. . . A quiet, comforting picture book that will resonate with its audience." --Booklist

"Helmore modulates emotions well. . . Expansive and warm with emotion, Jones's illustrations lend dreamy poignancy to Helmore's straightforward prose. A familiar childhood challenge surmounted with well-pitched emotional resonance from the creators of The Snow Lion." --Publishers Weekly

"Parents and educators will especially appreciate how the protagonists' feelings are depicted in a realistic and convincing manner--and the validation that sadness and anger are OK. The book's inspiring ending makes it a good resource for children experiencing separation issues. . . . A beautiful and sensitive treatment of a common childhood experience."--Kirkus Reviews

"Pair this story with Libby Gleeson's Half a World Away for group sharing about ways to deal with separation and other disappointments."--School Library Journal