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Children's Fiction Friendship

The Tallest Tree House

by (author) Elly Mackay

Publisher
Running Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Category
Friendship, Fantasy & Magic, Imagination & Play, Art & Architecture
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
Recommended Reading age
4 to 8
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780762463008
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $12.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780762462995
    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
    List Price
    $22.49

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Description

From esteemed author-illustrator Elly MacKay comes a magical fantasy tale about the importance of working as a team and being a good friend.

Mip and Pip are two fairies who live in a beautiful forest near a waterfall. One day, Mip has a brilliant idea to build a tree house and decides to make it into a contest: whoever can build the tallest tree house the fastest wins! Pip, who is much more thoughtful and a planner, reads about architecture and sketches out blueprints while Mip, the speedster, is already halfway done constructing her house. But when a powerful gust of wind threatens Mip's tree house and Pip's safety, the two friends must learn to appreciate each other's talents to save the day-and to build the tallest tree house in the forest.

About the author

Elly MacKay creates tiny worlds from cut paper, ink and light, which she then photographs. Her work explores themes of nature, childhood and the imaginary. Elly’s work has been featured in international publications, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Chatelaine and Cosmopolitan. She grew up in a converted church in the countryside by Georgian Bay, Ontario. She now explores the same rivers, forests and beaches with her husband, Simon, and their two kids, Lily and Koen. For more information, visit www.ellymackay.com.

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Editorial Reviews

[T]he explicit lessons about friendship will be appreciated by parents and teachers. A possible addition for early makers and fans of tree and/or fairy houses.—School Library Journal

Young readers glean that antithetical personalities can work beautifully together and that contrapuntal viewpoints can produce an amazing synthesis.... Sweetly offers essential, timely lessons about aligning with those different from oneself.—Kirkus Reviews

This sweet story is ideally illustrated in MacKay's signature, light-filled diorama style, set in an enchanted forest of gentle greens, yellows, pinks, and blues. A little drama, a trusty moral, and a happy ending make for a satisfying tale.—Booklist

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