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A dashingly illustrated original fable – Shelf Awareness

Patchwork-style watercolor patterns grace A Bottle of Happiness – Shelf Awareness Buy A Bottle of Happiness  We love this fantastic review of A Bottle of Happiness from Shelf Awareness! Read it below!   “Two Americas” may be a modern coinage, but the idea of chasm-like social stratification has undergirded fairy tales and folklore for centuries. It’s also present in A Bottle of Happiness, Pippa Goodhart’s big-hearted homespun fable, which is set on a mountain: on one side…

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A Bottle of Happiness

A Bottle of Happiness UK only £12.99 £9.99 (hardback)   £7.99 (paperback) PRODUCT INFO A Bottle of Happiness is a modern-day fable celebrating the value of friendship over possessions. A new fable that goes full circle as it explores the value of possessions against values of friendship and fun. There was once a big mountain. The people on one side were rich and worked only in order to get even richer. The people on the other side…

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Tiny Owl books bring us closer together as human beings

We are thrilled to see this blog (below) from amazing children’s librarians in Porirua, New Zealand and all the great work they have done to show books from around the world to their members. We love all the bottles of happiness drawn by children in these photos.Well done all of you!   The past school holidays saw Porirua Libraries Read Around the World, with the help of our previously featured guest Gillian Candler (see last month’s entry) representing…

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Bring out an artistic side in children

Read a wonderful review of A Bottle of Happiness by Marzena Currie for The School Library Association journal, vol. 65 no.1 Spring 2017.    When Pim sets off to see what’s on the other side of the mountain, he’s amazed at the level of wealth of the town he visits, and yet he notices that there is something he can give to the rich neighbours. It’s something his own poor town seems to have plenty…

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