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Hortense and the Shadow

Hortense and the Shadow

A haunting, original fairy tale from two dazzling debut picture book talents, in the spirit of Neil Gaiman and Carson Ellis.

Hortense is a kind and brave girl, but she is sad–even angry–that her shadow follows her everywhere she goes. She hates her shadow, and thinks her shadow must hate her too. But one cold, dark night, when bandits surprise her in the woods, Hortense discovers that her shadow is the very thing she needs most.

This stunningly illustrated story stirs the soul with its compelling, subtle exploration of self-esteem, self-identity, and finding inner strength.

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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic

On Sale: November 7th 2017

Price: $9.99

Page Count: 32

ISBN-13: 9780316440813

Praise

Praise for Hortense and the Shadow:
"A delicate original fairy tale that will likely appeal to young readers of imagination."—Kirkus Reviews
"Children who love eerie stories will be fascinated."—Publishers Weekly
"A uniquely told tale with beautiful illustrations."—School Library Journal