Book Size: 8" x 10"

Pages: 32

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623718244

Imprint: Crocodile Books

Illustrated by: Kristen Balouch

Ages: 3-7

Release date: Summer 2022

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Mystery Bottle

By • Illustrated by Kristen Balouch

$ 18.95

Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award

“A brown paper parcel arrives in Brooklyn and upon opening it, a young boy finds a small bottle with a rolled-up map tucked inside. He soon discovers the jar is magical as it emits a strong wind that sends him on a trip around the world. VERDICT [This] title will spark imaginations and intrigue youngsters.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

About this book

A delightful picture book that shows us that love has no borders 

A boy in Brooklyn receives a package from Iran. When he opens up the mysterious bottle that lies within, a great wind transports him over the oceans and mountains, straight into the arms of his grandfather. Despite being separated by politics and geography, the boy and his Baba Bazorg can share an extraordinary gift, the bond of their love.

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About the author

Designer, author, and illustrator Kristen Balouch has created almost a dozen award winning books for children, including If You Are the Dreamer and One Million Trees.

Reviews

“Although grandson and grandfather live far from one another, readers will understand that the bond between the generations conquers any distance.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Delightfully dynamic cut-paper-style illustrations, scattered with cultural details of Brooklyn and Tehran … Sweet, magical and visually fascinating.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A brown paper parcel arrives in Brooklyn and upon opening it, a young boy finds a small bottle with a rolled-up map tucked inside. He soon discovers the jar is magical as it emits a strong wind that sends him on a trip around the world. VERDICT [This] title will spark imaginations and intrigue youngsters.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

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