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Captain Starfish (Hardcover)

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By Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
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A story about one child's struggle with anxiety... relatable, even as an adult! A must-read! heart - Isabel 

— From Staff Picks by Isabel

About the Author


Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. For six years she was a senior editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division. Davina lives and works in Melbourne.
 


Allison Colpoys is a designer and the illustrator of many books for children, including Abrams’ Captain Starfish. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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"Colpoys’s stylish, silkscreen-style illustrations use contrasting shades of sea green, deep blue, and bright pink to represent both the real world and Alfie’s rich interior life."

— Publishers Weekly

"Alfie's success, aided by loving and patient parents, provides a model for children struggling with anxiety and assures them of their ultimate worth and capability. This gentle story ably helps fill a need in children's literature and will help comfort small audiences with their own big fears."

— Kirkus Reviews

"The unconditional acceptance of Alfie’s parents makes this book unique and may prove assuring to children of similar character. An excellent choice for one-on-one sharing."

— School Library Journal

"Learning to be brave can take time, and readers will empathize with Alfie’s slow progress toward that goal."

— Booklist


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419728372
ISBN-10: 1419728377
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 20th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English

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