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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

by Wallace Edwards

ISBN 9781443148726 Hardcover
32 Pages | Ages 3 to 7
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Two strangers, as different as can be, find understanding and unexpected friendship when they work together.

Ernest is flying his kite when it gets stuck in a tree. At the same moment, there's a flash in the sky, followed by a loud crash. He sets out on a difficult journey up a mountain to find out what happened. Shocked by what he sees at the top, Ernest at first hides in fear. But he soon begins to see that the creature he thought was a monster is someone who needs help. They find ways to understand one another, and solve their problems together. In the end, there are no more strangers, only friends.

Told in spare text and perfectly paced art in panels and full pages, this visually rich story brings through themes that are both timely and perennial — to challenge first impressions, to find strength in difference, and to see important needs we share. The graphic storytelling approach is a great new direction for Wallace Edwards that pitches perfectly to this lively, imaginatively spun hero's quest.

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Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Turkish - Arkadas

Selling Points

  • Dramatic, engaging story about diversity and tolerance.
  • Award-winning author/illustrator
  • For countries welcoming new immigrants, a portrayal of how complementary and beneficial our differences can be.
  • Edwards's artistic approach is a great impetus for creativity and expression, as well as for discussion.

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