A powerful story about the importance of generosity, teaching us that kindness begets kindness, Céline Claire and Qin Leng’s deluxe fifth anniversary edition of the award-winning picture book Shelter features a larger size, cloth spine, and digitally enhanced colors.
A big storm is about to hit the forest! As each of the animal families scramble to gather supplies and take shelter from the oncoming wind and snow, two mysterious figures appear in the distance. Watching skeptically from their windows, unsure of the strangers’ motives, all of the families close their doors and their hearts to the strangers’ pleas for help to weather the storm . . . until Little Fox bravely steps up!
With one very simple act of kindness, Little Fox extends an olive branch that will keep the two strangers—and his own family—from being left out in the cold.
STARRED REVIEW *“A beautiful tale that reads like a fable to teach giving and kindness.” —Kirkus Reviews
“An excellent conversation starter about the vagaries of life and our responsibilities to one another.” —School Library Journal
About the authors
Céline Claire was born in France, near a fir forest in the Vosges department. She used to read so many stories to her elementary school pupils that it made her want to write her own. Ten years and over 30 books later, she still has many more ideas.
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
"An excellent conversation starter about the vagaries of life and our responsibilities to one another."
School Library Journal
"... a beautiful tale that reads like a fable to teach giving and kindness .."
Kirkus *starred review