From the creator of "The Rainbow Fish" comes a thought-provoking story that, together with the book's unique format, actively involves children in the decision-making process, showing them the effect today's environmental choices can have on the future of the Earth. Will the glowing stone which Milo finds bring disaster or delight? The reader must ...
From the creator of "The Rainbow Fish" comes a thought-provoking story that, together with the book's unique format, actively involves children in the decision-making process, showing them the effect today's environmental choices can have on the future of the Earth. Will the glowing stone which Milo finds bring disaster or delight? The reader must decide. Full color with holographic foil stamping.
New. 9 x 13. First printing. Translated by Marianne Martens. Glossy pictorial hardcover. No DJ. Minimal shelfwear. A unique story with two endings, foil scattered in the illustrations, and split pages, Tells the story of a mouse making an extraordinary discovery on an island in the middle of the see.
North-South Books, NY/London, 1997. 1st edition ed, 2nd printing printing, NEW, Hardcover, 9" x 13.5", Unpaginatedpgs. Illustrated Marcus Pfister. Oversize book, in pristine condition. Color pictorial boards with Milo the Mouse holding a glittering gold stone. Full page illustrations with the magic stones glittering throughout. Story for children, with two endings, a sad one and a happy one. Unmarked, gift quality. ISBN: 1558586822. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-06-02 Pfister (The Rainbow Fish) continues to appeal to the magpie instincts of the very young with his signature glittering foil overlays. In this tall-format book, about a mouse who finds a glowing stone that helps ward off the cold, dark days of winter, he adds an additional visual twist. At a pivotal point the remaining pages literally split in two horizontally, offering readers a choice between a "happy" and a "sad" ending. The high road finds Milo and his fellow mice heeding a wise elder's advice ("If you take something from the island, you must give something in return") and acting in a responsible, environmentally thoughtful manner. The low road leads to greed, squabbling and destruction. It's a clever little parableŠif a trifle predictableŠtold in restrained, fluid prose. Pfister's characteristic soft-focus watercolors, rendered in quiet hues of grays, blues and greens, provide an effective counterpoint to the bright gold of the shiny stones. Pfister fans will definitely want to add this one to their collections. Ages 5-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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