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Le Bateau Aux Bois Majestueux = The Antlered Ship (Hardcover)

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By Dashka Slater, Eric Fan (Illustrator), Terry Fan (Illustrator)

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This spectacular book is a perfect example of how powerful a picture book can be, and how it can take you away on the most incredible adventures. Marco the fox has many questions about the world, and no one seems to care about giving him answers.  Joined by a few inquisitive crewmates—pigeons, deer—Marco sets off on a mighty adventure, discovering friendship, fun, and beauty of finding the answers you seek along the way.  This book is a magical read-aloud to read with a loved one and share in Marco’s journey together.

(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel

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An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.

Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is and answers to his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What's the best way to find a friend you can talk to?

A wonderful tale filled with adventure, friendship, curiosity and bravery.

Original title: The Antlered Ship

Product Details
ISBN: 9781443160858
ISBN-10: 1443160857
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: November 1st, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: French

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Wow oh wow, this book is so special, and so lovely, and so dear. This book is a gift to the world. In Prince and the Dressmaker, we meet Prince Sebastian of Paris, who is working hard to uphold a good image for the kingdom with a lot of weight on his shoulders. And part of that weight is his biggest secret: at night, he dresses in stunning gowns and becomes Lady Crystallia, a Parisian icon of fashion and beauty! Not a soul knows Sebastian’s secret, until the palace’s new dressmaker Frances discovers his secret, and the two become best friends, working together to create more and more stunning dresses and looks for Lady Crystallia, until this secret begins to conflict with Frances’ dream of becoming a world-renowned dressmaker... This book is gorgeously drawn and fantastically written, a story of love, friendship, and most of all, being true to yourself. This book is an absolute fairytale!

(Graphic Novel, Ages 9+) - reviewed by Isabel