- Author Bio
Gorgeous cut-paper art illuminates this sweet, heartfelt picture book about how special being little can be. For fans of Finding Wild and Little Fox in the Forest.
A little girl is always missing out on the wonderful things her family gets to see and do, just because she is the youngest and smallest. She misses seeing shooting stars because she goes to bed too early; she can’t pick the first apple of autumn because she’s too short; and, this morning, everyone else got to see a deer…except her. She goes into her backyard in search of the deer, a sugar cube tucked in her pocket. She sees a flick of brown in the orchard—is that the deer? No, it’s just the neighbor’s friendly dog (Shhhhh, Nala!). Is that it by the pond? No, that’s just a bird, playing in the water. Just when she’s about to give up, she spots a fawn, beautiful, quiet and small…just like her.
The Secret Fawn beautifully captures the power of nature to inspire children and shows how connecting with animals can help kids who feel left out or overlooked.
STUNNING, UNIQUE ART: Elly is a beloved paper artist and the critically acclaimed author/illustrator of many picture books as well as book covers.
ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Kallie is a prolific writer for children, writing across genres, and has received numerous awards, honors and praise.
SUBTLE SUBLIME WRITING: Gentle, moving text that appeals to the heart without being stuffy will speak to many different buyers.
ODE TO BEING LITTLE: This story celebrates the often overlooked members of the family: the littlest and quietest children.
PERFECT SPRING AND NON-DENOMINATIONAL EASTER PICK
Author Website: Kallie George: www.kalliegeorge.com ; Elly MacKay: www.theaterclouds.com
Author Social Media: Kallie George (Instagram): @kallie.george ; Elly MacKay (Instagram): @elly.mackay
“Sweet and pretty for bedtime or naptime — and validating to little ones all the time.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
“In this quietly resplendent picture book, a younger sibling who has missed out on seeing a deer sets off alone in search of one.”—Shelf Awareness