Fly as far as your dreams can take you!
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Sora and the Cloud
$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"