Finding the Way to Faraway Valley

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Pub Date May 07 2024 | Archive Date Apr 25 2024

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Discover and protect wild places with a little polar bear and his grandpa in this heart-warming and fun adventure.

Faraway Valley is a special, hard-to-find place full of wild and wonderful creatures. A place where the air smells of pine needles. A place Grandpa and the little bear have only seen on a postcard. What will the determined pair find at the end of their journey? Does Faraway Valley even exist anymore?

Moving, funny and inspiring, Finding the Way to Faraway Valley is story for curious and environmentally conscious children and their grown-ups. Cecilia Heikkilä's colorful, characterful illustrations are full of delightful details to spot together.

Discover and protect wild places with a little polar bear and his grandpa in this heart-warming and fun adventure.

Faraway Valley is a special, hard-to-find place full of wild and wonderful...

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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781782508540
PRICE $17.95 (USD)

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This is exquisite. Beautiful art, beautiful message, and beautiful journey between grandfather and grandchild. Absolutely loved it.

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A bear and their grandpa travel to find a beautiful, faraway valley. Is this a real destination or something only imagined? This story teaches readers about conservation in a gentle way and encourages young readers to cherish natural places. I love the bright illustrations that bring about a feeling of nostalgia. The end pages are beautiful depictions of a constellation filled sky, and the author includes a star chart at the end to learn how to navigate by the stars.

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This nature-themed book is beautifully illustrated. It is a sweet story of an adventure that a grandpa bear takes with his grandson to a place known as Faraway Valley. The book has a wonderful underlying message about conservation that isn't pushy.

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While my kids loved the pictures in this book, and enjoyed the story - the lesson went over their heads.
Cute story about protecting our environment and keeping nature from being tourist traps but not great for younger kids.

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What a masterpiece! The illustrations in this book were incredible and so detailed. I found myself lingering on the pages trying to soak up every detail. The message was perfect for reads young and old. I think my mom and nieces will love this book and I can’t wait to gift them copies.

I received an ARC from Floris Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The pictures are AMAZING. I loved looking at every page. I think this would be a great book for families who love the outdoors/hiking/camping/travel/nature. Great bedtime story. I would not recommend this to parents with children under the age of 1 or 2 - I think the story is a little too dense for their attention. Overall meaning of the story is great, not sure if the younger audience will understand though - however i think if this is a book they read when they are young and re-read again when they are older it will hold a very special place in their heart.

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A stunning book about conservation, and the relationship between grandson and grandpa. The illustrations are beautiful and full of fun details, I enjoyed pouring over the pages. I would recommend this book for ages 5-10 as the writing is a little dense on some pages, but could spark a great conversation about protecting wild places. A perfect read for Earth Day in our library.

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