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ISBN13: 9780399245039
ISBN10: 0399245030
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Staff Pick

In Lost and Found, a young boy finds a lost penguin on his stoop and embarks on a journey to help the penguin find its way home. But, after a big trip in a tiny rowboat — all the way to the South Pole — the boy realizes that the penguin was never lost; he was just lonely! This tale of an unlikely friendship, with watercolor illustrations that are both lush and simple, is off-the-charts adorable.
Recommended by Sheila A., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy’s rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That’s when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely!

Review:

"This beguiling tale featuring the round-headed lad from Jeffers's debut book, How to Catch a Star, begins, 'Once there was a boy who found a penguin at his door.' Enticing, spare text and watercolor pictures follow the earnest, red-and-white-striped shirt clad child's quest to help the sad-looking penguin find its way home. He checks with the Lost and Found Office ('But no one was missing a penguin') and futilely asks some birds and the rubber duck that shares his bath for guidance before reading (in a book drolly entitled Where Penguins Come From) that his new friend hails from the South Pole. After making sure their rowboat is ship-shape, the two set out to sea, the child rowing south while telling stories to the rapt penguin, sitting in the bow, endearingly holding a striped umbrella over its head when the weather turns stormy. The prose reflects the hero's sudden sadness after he sees the bird home (there 'was no point telling stories now because there was no one to listen except the wind and the waves'). Youngsters will cheer the pals' inevitable reunion and will likely request an immediate rereading of this gently humorous and heartwarming tale of friendship found, lost and regained. Ages 4-up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Jeffers' unique tale of friendship lost and found, featuring a boy and a penguin making a journey to the South Pole, is simply told and beautifully illustrated. Full color.

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers (www.OliverJeffers.com) is an award-winning creator of picture books and fine art. His books include Stuck, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy, Lost and Found, How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, The Heart in the Bottle (which is also a highly-acclaimed iPad app narrated by Helena Bonham Carter), The Great Paper Caper and many more. His books have won numerous awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, and the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year (twice). Originally from Belfast, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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crowyhead, March 7, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
A boy finds a penguin, and the penguin starts following him around. It looks so sad that the boy decides the penguin must be lost, so he embarks on a mission to find the penguin's correct place in the world. As it turns out, that correct place is much closer than the South Pole.

The illustrations in this book are wonderfully witty and sweet; the characters' faces are very simply drawn, yet somehow convey an immense amount of emotion -- the penguin, despite the fact this face consists entirely of two dots for eyes and a sort of orange oval for a beak, really DOES look sad. Everyone's body language speaks volumes. The text supports the illustrations beautifully, and vice-versa. Definitely a keeper.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399245039
Author:
Jeffers, Oliver
Publisher:
Philomel
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Social Situations - Lost & Found
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Lost & Found
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Lost and found possessions
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
The Hueys
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20140102
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-12

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Product details 32 pages Philomel - English 9780399245039 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In Lost and Found, a young boy finds a lost penguin on his stoop and embarks on a journey to help the penguin find its way home. But, after a big trip in a tiny rowboat — all the way to the South Pole — the boy realizes that the penguin was never lost; he was just lonely! This tale of an unlikely friendship, with watercolor illustrations that are both lush and simple, is off-the-charts adorable.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This beguiling tale featuring the round-headed lad from Jeffers's debut book, How to Catch a Star, begins, 'Once there was a boy who found a penguin at his door.' Enticing, spare text and watercolor pictures follow the earnest, red-and-white-striped shirt clad child's quest to help the sad-looking penguin find its way home. He checks with the Lost and Found Office ('But no one was missing a penguin') and futilely asks some birds and the rubber duck that shares his bath for guidance before reading (in a book drolly entitled Where Penguins Come From) that his new friend hails from the South Pole. After making sure their rowboat is ship-shape, the two set out to sea, the child rowing south while telling stories to the rapt penguin, sitting in the bow, endearingly holding a striped umbrella over its head when the weather turns stormy. The prose reflects the hero's sudden sadness after he sees the bird home (there 'was no point telling stories now because there was no one to listen except the wind and the waves'). Youngsters will cheer the pals' inevitable reunion and will likely request an immediate rereading of this gently humorous and heartwarming tale of friendship found, lost and regained. Ages 4-up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Jeffers' unique tale of friendship lost and found, featuring a boy and a penguin making a journey to the South Pole, is simply told and beautifully illustrated. Full color.
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