Love Twelve Miles Long

By Picture Book Depot

This lovely book won the 2011 Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, and once you read it, you’ll know why. . . . Armand’s sweet prose is short and fluff-free, yet it flows with a quiet beauty that matches the other illustrations and leaves readers aching to know more about Frederick and his irrepressible Mama. Colin Bootman’s illustrations are an equal thing of beauty.

This book has enough love (and joy, and hope, and beauty, and…well, you get the picture!) for everybody! It targets ages 6 and up, but I don’t see this as just a children’s picture book. I see it as a collector’s item, a work of art that delivers a message of courage and love in the face of impossible odds. In short, this one is for picture book lovers of every age and preference.

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