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CBSD Kids Spring 2018

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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA
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    Distributor: Publishers Group Canada Supplies to: CA Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Jan 15, 2020 On Sale Date: May 04, 2018 Carton Quantity: 40 $25.50 CAD
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The Grand Expedition
By (author): Emma Adbage Translated by: Anne Prime
9781592702459 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings May 04, 2018
$25.50 CAD
Active 7.5 x 9.1 x 0.37 in Color illustrations throughout Enchanted Lion Books
They have made a very serious decision—they are going on an adventure. All by themselves, just the two of them. Dad might offer a suggestion or two, but this expedition is just for them! Of course, they will have to bring coffee and pickles and blankets and a cozy tent. And, just in case, a jump rope to use as a lasso. They set up camp in the lee of a small mountain (or, in their backyard) and get ready for an evening of fun. But when the pickles are gone and the mosquitoes come out, what’s to be done? The Grand Expedition is the quietly comic story of two kids and their dad and the everyday adventures that make life great.

Emma Adbåge, born in Linköping, Sweden, in 1982, is an award winning author and illustrator. Her first picture book,Mimsan och Mormorn (Mimsan and Grandmother), was published when she was just 18 years old. Her twin sister, Lisen, also writes and illustrates picture books.

Annie Prime is a literary translator of French, Swedish, Russian, and Spanish. Since receiving her MA in translation from University College London, she has translated five books.

"There are those (like me) who feel that 'camping out' in the backyard is a high point of childhood adventure, and this adorable book from Sweden confirms it. Two small siblings inform their dad of their plans, and after gathering their supplies they pitch a tent and hunker down. No, they don't make it through the whole night out there, but does that even matter? With winsome mixed-media illustrations that capture all the most telling details, and a fine-tuned ear for the way kids thinkand talk, Adbage understands the fun that can be found in a child's everyday reality." —Maria Russo,The New York Times
"There is something entirely lovely about this quiet book. Any child who has camped in the backyard will see themselves here. From the little drama of the ant in the book to the pickles to the need to suddenly return home, each element is so clear, so child centered, so realistic. The strong relationship the children have with their father is another highlight of the book. The illustrations have a supporting quiet simplicity to them and yet the busyness and clutter that also accompanieschildhood." —Tasha Saecker,Waking Brain Cells
"This ode to exploration encourages youngsters to think big; sometimes the most fun is in the preparation."—Kirkus Reviews
"A Swedish import that’s ideal to be shared in a seasonal family storytime or as summer bedtime fare."—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY, School Library Journal
"a funny, delightful book with unforgettable drawings, especially the expressive looks in the boys' eyes." —The Vermont Country Sampler
”InThe Grand Expedition the most quintessential elements of childhood are pedagogically represented with flourishing imagination, natural world exploration and the quiet presence of a nonjudgmental parent watching over yet never interfering. In an over scheduled and over media drenched world, this book reminds us of the heart of genuine childhood.” —Jesica Sweedler DeHart,The Wandering Bookseller

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