Nara and the Island
Nara lives with her father on a tiny island and dreams of visiting the island across the waves. So when she gets the opportunity to visit the mysterious island, an amazing adventure unfolds. This stunning story is the debut of exciting author-illustrator talent Dan Ungureanu.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
“A heartening story about exploration, bravery, and making new friends.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“Ungureanu’s debut picture book shows the beauty of island living through the eyes of a child. . . . A charming addition for one-on-one and small group sharing that offers plenty to talk, think, and write about.”—School Library Journal
“[A] magic-tinged . . . haunting, slightly surreal story that speaks to the rewards of both independence and companionship.”—Publishers Weekly
“Nara’s homely face is reminiscent of Maurice Sendak’s work, adding to the book’s overall nostalgic and somewhat otherworldly feel. . . . Superficially sweet, with sophisticated undercurrents. . . .”—Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Dan Ungureanu
Dan Ungureanu has always loved drawing. He studied art in his native country of Romania, and recently graduated from Cambridge School of Art with an MA in children's book illustration. Nara and the Island is his author-illustrator debut.