Lucia and the Light

Lucia and the Light

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Random House, Inc.
Luminously illustrated by Mary GrandPré, a timeless adventure from master storyteller Phyllis Root about the loss of the sun — and one girl's brave quest to find it

In a cozy cabin high in the mountains of the Far North, Lucia and her family live a snug and contented life. But one day the wind screams fiercely and the sun does not rise over the mountain. Someone has stolen the sun! "Perhaps it has lost its way," says Lucia, who despite her mother's pleas sets out to find it with only a bit of bread, a tinderbox, and her milk-white cat to keep her company. In dramatic pastels, Mary GrandPré illuminates troll-pocked frozen mountains and wraps Lucia's family in a blanket of warmth. Inspired by Nordic lore, Phyllis Root spins a golden yarn of courage, love, and the age-old longing for the return of light.

Baker & Taylor
One winter in the Far North the sun disappears and Lucia, accompanied by her milk-white cat, braves the freezing cold and trolls who want to eat her, trying to find the sun and bring it back.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763622961
Branch Call Number: J PIC ROOT
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: GrandPré, Mary


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Rebekah_library Dec 05, 2017

A beautiful story, beautifully told. Be patient with the dark illustrations at the beginning - they make the light glow even more brightly at the end of the book.


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