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Children's Fiction Imagination & Play

Trampoline Boy

by (author) Nan Forler

illustrated by Marion Arbona

Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Imagination & Play, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price

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A lyrical picture book about the joy of jumping -- and a springboard for discussion about unique perspectives.

Through the eyes of a character we only know as Trampoline Boy, we are invited to understand how he sees the world. His favorite thing to do is jump up and down, up and down on his trampoline. Kids walk by and tease him, but he remains steadfast and calm. One day, a quietly exuberant girl, Peaches, is fascinated by his jumping. Trampoline Boy wordlessly invites her to jump with him, and by spending this time with him, Peaches and readers get to see how important and valuable different perspectives are.

About the authors

Nan Forler's profile page

After obtaining a diploma in film animation at Les arts Décoratifs de Paris, French artist Marion Arbona started working as an illustrator for children’s books. Her illustrations, painted with gouache, are colorful and funny. She likes to draw fully detailed scenes. When she is not drawing, she is particularly interested in deep sea fish, cats (even though she is allergic) and weird plants. Marion was awarded several illustration prizes in the USA and in Canada where she lived for 10 years. She returned to live in Paris in 2015.


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Editorial Reviews

"Whether it leads to a place of fantasy or just a sense of physical release, kids who have experienced the liberating joy of jumping will understand trampoline boy's obsession" --Publisher's Weekly
"Children may jump at the chance to pore over this unusual and inviting story." --Horn Book Magazine

Other titles by Nan Forler

Other titles by Marion Arbona