Fall 2018

Love, Agnes

Postcards from an Octopus

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Agnes has a beak that can crush bones and arms and stretch wide as a car—but that doesn’t make her a monster! After she comes across a postcard, Agnes, a giant Pacific octopus, strikes up a correspondence with various other creatures below—and above—the waves. Readers will delight in this unlikely introduction to the octopus life cycle.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
On pre-order until 10/01/2018 $19.99 $14.99
On pre-order until 10/01/2018 $30.65 $22.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JUV039060, JUV002170
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-10-01
ISBN 9781512439939, 9781541524705
Title Format Library Bound Hardcover, Multi-user ebook
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Though Latham’s story is thoroughly fantastic, both author and illustrator have been respectful to this amazing creature, describing realistic behaviors and depicting her relatively accurately, right down to the rectangular pupils of her eyes and her senescent color change. . . . [F]or reading aloud or reading alone.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Irene Latham

Irene Latham is the author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming works of poetry, fiction, and picture books, including Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship (co-written with Charles Waters). Winner of the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, she became obsessed with octopuses after reading The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. Just like Agnes, she enjoys sending—and receiving—postcards. Visit her at www.irenelatham.com.

Illustrator: Thea Baker

Thea Baker is an award-winning children's book illustrator from Somerset, England. She currently lives in Australia, where she encounters many a mollusk along the beautiful coastline. Although fascinated by ocean life and a keen snorkeler, when it comes to deep water, she prefers to make observations by boat. Find her online at www.theabaker.com.