The Lonely Mailman - Susanna Isern, Daniel Montero Galan, Jon Brokenbrow

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In Susanna Isern’s wonderful tale, an elderly badger—The Lonely Mailman (Cuento de Luz, $16.95)—faithfully makes his daily rounds, carefully observing his neighbors as he delivers their letters. Through their epistolary efforts, we see how the other animals converse and connect. With each page-turn, illustrator Daniel Montero Galán takes us through the mailman’s day—from the glorious reds of sunrise through the silhouettes of evening, and into a candlelit burrow. Galán fills his pages with animals as he gradually reveals a detective story that only the illustrations tell. It all culminates in a powerful and tender resolution that shows the badger he is not so lonely after all. Ages 7-10.

 

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By Susanna Isern, Daniel Montero Galan (Illustrator), Jon Brokenbrow (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9788416147984
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cuento de Luz SL - April 11th, 2017

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