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The Heart Shaped Leaf

The Heart Shaped Leaf (Hardback)

By Geffen, Shira
Illustrated by Polonsky, David

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Shira Geffen's beautiful and poetic story follows a little girl, Alona, on her journey home through a windswept park. She rests under a tree and eats an apple and, with each bite, a leaf falls off the tree. One of the leaves is different from the others - it is an enchanted, hear...t-shaped leaf, and it drops onto Alona's head and clings to her braid. The magical leaf protects her from the lead and she arrives home completely dry. Her father is waiting for her at home. He plucks the leaf out of her braid and serves her a bowl of lentil soup. When Alona gazes into the bowl of soup she sees a tree reflected there. If you want to drink your soup, give me back my leaf! says the tree, and tells her that the leaf is its heart, a heart in the shape of a leaf. Alona stands at the window and blows on the leaf, knowing it will find its way back. Thank you, says the tree, which is still reflected in the soup. Shira Geffen's delicate, vivid and moving fantasy is perfectly illustrated by Polonsky's intricate pictures, full of movement and drawn from many and varied angles. The delicate texture breaks out of each one of them. This is a touching and gentle story, for 4-8 year old readers, with remarkable beauty, gentleness and delicacy.
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ISBN 9781784382629
Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
Publisher Greenhill Books
Format Hardback
28 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781784382629
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Greenhill Books
Imprint Green Bean Books
Released 1 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Geffen, Shira
Illustrated by Polonsky, David
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 276mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade