For fans of A Sick Day for Amos McGee and In a Jar comes a tender and gently adventurous gem about the power of friends to soothe aches big and small.
Alice, a little piglet, loves life with her grandmother, making lists and creme brulee, organising buttons, and taking walks. Still, Alice wishes she had a sister, or even a brother. So, she does the sensible thing: She writes a note ("Hello! I am Alice."), tucks it into a bottle, and tosses it into the river, where it drifts out to sea, is captured by an octopus, picked up by a seagull, and arrives, quite nicely, at a faraway lighthouse.
In this marvellous, gently funny and reassuring tale, the lucky and lovely friendship between Alice and Francois spans the length of the River Seine and the loss of a loved one. Award-winning author and artist Gus Gordon captures the highs and lows of being little, and tenderly shepherds kids on a journey full of fantastic possibilities, friendship, and healing.
For Ages: 4-8 years old