Spring 2022

Through the Forest

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

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

Walking through a dark forest, a young boy learns to treasure his memories and find his true path.

Lost and alone, a young boy enters the forest not knowing the path that lies before him. He meets a figure called Emptiness who guides him on his way. Together they find keepsakes deep in the forest that trigger memories, both good and bad. As he moves closer to the sun-filled meadow on the other side of the forest, the boy learns that to be truly happy, he must embrace his past.

A powerful tale about the importance of memories in the winding journey of life.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-913747-77-0
$13.49
978-1-913747-79-4
$23.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-04-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039050, JUV005000, JUV039140
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10.125 x 10.125
Lexile 480
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Booklist

“The puffy guide projects nonthreatening safety, which helps the boy find his way to self-discovery.”—Booklist

Foreword Reviews

“This comforting metaphorical picture book starts after a tough childhood event and emphasizes its meanings via sparse, affecting illustrations.”—Foreword Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“[A] soothing message for those in need of direction.”—Publishers Weekly

Author, Illustrator: Yijing Li

Yijing Li is a London-based Chinese author-illustrator, specializing in hand-drawn pencil and watercolor illustrations. Yijing has received the highly commended honor in the UK, the Faber Andlyn Prize.

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Through the Forest

Walking through a dark forest, a young boy learns to treasure his memories and find his true path. Lost and alone, a young boy enters the forest not knowing the path that lies before him. He meets a figure called Emptiness who guides him on his way. Together View available downloads →

Lantana Global Picture Books

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