The Weaver

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Stanley is a spider, a weaver and a collector. On his web he collects seeds, twigs, leaves and all kinds of precious things he cannot name. Stanley is very proud of his collection, but what can one tiny spider do when it is washed away? In this stunning, deceptively simple and thoughtful debut from animator, illustrator and writer Qian Shi we discover the difference between what you collect in the world and what you collect in your heart.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-04-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002140, JUV039140
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5
Lexile 490
ATOS Reading Level 1.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195581
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“Fragility, strength, and creativity are eloquently conveyed in this affecting tale. A good storytime selection and discussion starter about resilience.”—School Library Journal

Booklist Online

“[T]he underlying, sympathetically portrayed message of finding ways to cope with losing beloved things is one readers may relate to and appreciate.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“As a study in the graceful way to handle loss, Stanley’s story carries a surprising amount of emotional heft, especially considering he is a black puffball with stick legs (all right, the big, cute eyes help).”—Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Qian Shi

Qian ("Chen") Shi grew up in Shijiazhuang, a northern city in China. She has always been drawn to stories and loved making pictures. She now lives with her husband, Callum, in East London.