The Follower

The Follower

Book - 2000
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Runner up for the I O D E Book Award, 2002

Our Choice Award from the Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2001

On Monday dark as shut your eyes
It followed her home . . .
Down the lane, over the lawn,
Past the Marble Frog and the Granite Swan
She cast a glance - and quick as that -
It was gone.

The new collaboration between author Richard Thompson and illustrator Martin Springett is an eerie picture-book poem perfect for late-night reading. What is following the young witch home every night past the frightening statues and the sinister life-like trees? Before the witch discovers the identity of "the follower" young readers will find the answer to the mystery in the shadowy illustrations.

Martin Springett's use of a new style for his illustrations sets the mood perfectly as the witch makes her way home night after night with the mysterious follower close behind. Richard Thompson's haunting poem is a perfect read-aloud for very young readers with plenty of repetition and rhyme.

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2000.
ISBN: 9781550415322
Characteristics: [27] p. :,ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Springett, Martin


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