INTERNATIONAL HIT: Barnabus has already sold in six territories (North American French, world French, German, UK and Commonwealth English, Romanian, Russian), with more foreign rights sales to come!
TALENTED BROTHER TEAM! The Fan Brothers are renowned, award-winning author/illustrators whose work has been published in over a dozen countries, has received many accolades and has an excellent sales track.
BONUS FAN! This book marks the first time Eric and Terry have written and illustrated with their equally talented younger brother, Devin.
MISFITS UNITE: Barnabus and his friends are social outcasts who come together to find a place where they are accepted for who they are.
SUBTLE DIVERSITY: Barnabus is a half-elephant, half-mouse who feels pressured to act and look a certain way, and he triumphs over social expectation by being himself.
CINEMATIC FEEL: With its stunning cinematic imagery and pacing, The Barnabus Project unfolds like an animated film.
INCREDIBLE CHARACTERS: Barnabus and his friends are completely adorable, and readers will love poring over pages and picking their favorites.
CROSSOVER APPEAL: A rare picture book that works for readers of all ages and makes for a great family read: provocative worldbuilding, compelling characters, a sci-fi vibe and a sense of whimsy and magic.
HUMOR, HEART AND ACTION: This book has it all.
BEAUTIFUL GIFT BOOK: Amazing art, striking design, large trim and longer page count make Barnabus a perfect gift for book lovers, young readers, sci-fi buffs and dreamers of all ages.
PERFECTLY IMPERFECT: A story that powerfully celebrates imperfection.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
One of Amazon.com’s Best of the Year Picks
One of Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids
One of Booklist’s Editors Choice Books for Youth 2020
A CBC Books Bestseller
A Golden Duck Notable Picture Books List Pick
PRAISE FOR The Barnabus Project:
“A heartfelt, timely allegory celebrating diversity, bravery, and solidarity.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
“[A]n ambitious drama of rebellion, escape, and inclusivity rewarded.”—STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly
“The text and illustrations mesh wonderfully to convey the drama of the escape and the critical roles teamwork and friendship play in the animals’ success.” —STARRED REVIEW, Booklist
“A fun tale with a big heart, for all ages and all collections.” —STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal
“In the Fan brothers’ hands, the result feels like a happy amalgam of Jules Verne, Maurice Sendak, the Moomins, and Monsters, Inc.” —STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire
“The story’s exploration of his longing to be free paired with the book’s always timely message of acceptance gives The Barnabus Project mass appeal and a timeless quality.” —BookPage
“Young children will delight in the colourful illustrations while older readers will admire Barnabus for his courage and virtue. The Barnabus Project is a book with wide appeal. It is sure to be a hit.” —CM Reviews
“An adventure to rival all picture-book adventures.”—Shelf Awareness
“A funny and tender picture book…. visual surprises and pleasures abound in this cathartic delight for children.”—Wall Street Journal
“When he and his imperfect friends decide to make a break for freedom, you’ll root for them every step of the way.”—Evanston Public Library
“The storyline is like blades ever-turning and a twist on a timeless tale which remains fresh.” —International Examiner
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