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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Clover

A Picture Book

by (author) Nadine Robert

illustrated by Qin Leng

Publisher
Milky Way Picture Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Category
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Farm & Ranch Life, Emotions & Feelings
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 4
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781990252143
    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
    $24.99

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Description

Clover is an inspiring picture book about decision-making and self-trust when you’re all alone, by critically acclaimed creators Nadine Robert and Qin Leng.
Around Clover’s family’s goat farm, there are plenty of things to do, from picking blueberries to collecting clams. But making decisions, even choosing something to do, is a great source of hesitation for young Clover—that is until one day, the child’s beloved goat, Peony, wanders too far from the farm. In order to bring Peony back home safely, Clover will have to learn to act quickly and decisively.
Winner of the Canadian 2022 Governor’s General’s Literary Award for the French Language edition.
“Lush, finely detailed ink and watercolor artwork forms the basis of this gently suspenseful story . . . A quirky and quiet pastoral tale that offers instruction to young children on independence and decision-making.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Robert captures Clover’s indecision and appeals to the forest’s natural presences (‘Gentle Stream, I need your help’), using each event to illuminate moments of deliberation in which direction and self-assurance flower.” —Publishers Weekly

About the authors

Nadine Robert is a Canadian author and publisher. She began her career as a video game designer and director of animated films. Her first picture book, "Joseph Fipps" (Enchanted Lion) received a STARRED review from Publishers Weekly. Cofounder of publishing house Comme des geants, she has always had a strong passion for children’s illustrated books. She holds degrees in Education and Literature and she has translated a few picture books to French. She lives in Montreal Canada with her family.

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Qin Leng was born in Shanghai, China. At the age of five, she moved with her family to Bordeaux, France, where she spent the next four years. Soon after, she moved to Montreal, where she spent the rest of her childhood. Having been born in Asia but raised in the West, she uses both cultures as her source of inspiration. Looking at her illustrations, one can see the presence of both East and West.Qin Leng comes from a family of artists, where the visual senses have always been of the utmost importance. She grew up watching her father work with acrylics, pastel, and ink. Father and daughter often spent their days drawing side by side. Drawing first started as a hobby, but soon became a way of expression.Despite her many years of study to become a biologist, Qin decided at the age of 20 to follow the same path as her father and enrolled in the School of Cinema to study Film Animation at Concordia University. She has produced animated shorts, which were nominated in various nationa

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Editorial Reviews

"Clover develops different strategies for making choices and builds self-confidence in the process. While the book has a decidedly European flair, Clover’s anxiety will speak to many young readers and serve SEL collections."

Booklist

"Lush, finely detailed ink and watercolor artwork forms the basis of this gently suspenseful story . . . A quirky and quiet pastoral tale that offers instruction to young children on independence and decision-making."

Kirkus

“Robert captures Clover’s indecision and appeals to the forest’s natural presences (“Gentle Stream, I need your help”), using each event to illuminate moments of deliberation in which direction and self-assurance flower.”

Publishers Weekly

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