A small band of brave adventurers journey to save their village in this stunning debut picture book from papercut artists Hari & Deepti. Perfect for fans of Aaron Becker's Journey.
Mio and Nao live in the valley of Krum, above a great river that provides everything they need to survive. As children, their grandfather told tales of the Silver Fox and Fire Wolf, tales everyone else believed were only legends--everyone, that is, but Mio.
When the life-giving river that flows through their village is mysteriously threatened, Mio and Nao set out beyond their valley to find out what has gone wrong. The farther they get from home, they find lifeless trees and skies filled with smoke. The other villagers grow weary of their mission until they are confronted with their childhood legends come to vivid life and have to risk everything to save their home.
Depicted through intricate cut-paper art, this memorable tale will remind readers of the importance of home while still striving to discover the world around you.
August 6, 2019
Preschool - 3
Lexile: 660L | Fountas/Pinnell: S
Hari & Deepti are a husband-and-wife artist duo based in Mumbai. Their work has been featured on books covers, and The Seekers
is their first picture book. Visit them at harianddeepti.com or on Instagram at @harianddeepti.
"[B]old and beautiful illustrations. Mostly silhouettes against a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors, they are full of movement and pattern, the roots and branches of trees reinforcing the sense of a web of life."--Kirkus Reviews