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The Golden Glow

Publisher: Tundra Books
Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox meets Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever in this stylish picture book about a quest for a rare and mysterious plant.

Fox loves nature. There's nothing he enjoys more than reading about and picking flowers. One evening, he comes across a rare specimen in his old botany book -- the golden glow, a plant from the Wellhidden family, found only in the mountains . . . a plant that has yet to be described. Fascinated, Fox decides to set off on a quest in search of the mysterious golden glow. He packs his knapsack, a map, a compass, a flashlight, a sleeping bag and other items for his hike. Along the way, Fox observes many different kinds of trees and plants. He also encounters woodland friends who help him make it to the summit of the mountain. But when Fox eventually stumbles upon the object of his quest, he makes a surprising decision.

With spreads of educational content interspersed throughout, The Golden Glow is a charming story that details the simple pleasures of a nature hike and celebrates observing the beauty of nature.

PRAISE FOR

"Morelli and Ouriou’s translation flows nicely, and the story’s mysterious golden glow flower . . . serves as a McGuffin around which Flouw builds his striking introduction to botanical exploration." --Publishers Weekly

"The story is solid enough, but it’s the illustrations that steal the show." --Kirkus Reviews

"Flouw nicely integrates diagrams and information about backpacking into this pleasant, eye-catching picture book, and his blocky, colorful artwork has a friendly, modern feel. . . . A pleasant blend of fiction and nonfiction, this will serve as a helpful introduction to hiking for little ones." --Booklist

"Although The Golden Glow is fiction, there is some informational content included as well as a gentle nod to the idea of conservation. . . . Recommended." --CM Magazine