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Sora meets a cloud. Get ready for an adventure in the sky!
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Fly as far as your dreams can take you!

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Sora and the Cloud

By Felicia Hoshino

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-027-5, 11 x 9

A noted children's artist, Hoshino authors her first picture book, inspired by her own experiences as a mother to her son Sora: a growing boy enjoys the ultimate daydream - to soar like a cloud!

Once a baby, now Sora is a boy who explores the world around him. First crawling and then walking, Sora soon learns to how to climb a tree. Up there a friendly cloud awaits! Hopping aboard, Sora embarks on a fantastic trip.

Curious birds, squealing kites and whispering fireworks whirl by. This wonderful flight of fancy is created in Hoshino's hallmark style: a unique combination of mixed media creates ethereal environments with subtle shading, and contemplative characters who invoke the innocence of youth.

Also included is a bilingual Japanese translation which highlights how Hoshino shares her heritage with her children and readers.

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More praise for Felicia Hoshino

Previously Hoshino illustrated the award-winning storybook A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (Children's Book Press, 2006), which won:
  • 2007 Jane Addams Peace Award
  • 2007 International Reading Association Children's Book Award Notable
  • 2007 Notable Books for a Global Society
  • 2007 ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist
  • Bloomsbury Reviews Favorite Reads of 2006
  • San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of the Season Pick 2006
  • 2006 selection, Society of Illustrators 26th Annual Exhibition of "The Original Art"

  • Reviews

    Bo "Hoshino's watercolor-and-mixed-media illustrations are golden, topaz-touched; their palette and composition hint of the classic nursery rhyme art of Jessie Wilcox Smith and others."
    - Kirkus Reviews

    "Hoshino's ink-and-watercolor spreads both provide historical information and convey the story's emotional weight-and do both with grace."
    - Publishers Weekly

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