The Flamingo: A Graphic Novel Chapter Book
From a highly acclaimed illustrator comes a stunning graphic novel filled with adventure and wonder about an imaginative girl and her obsession with flamingoes.
A little girl arrives, excited for a beachy vacation with her Lao Lao. The girl and her grandmother search for shells, chase crabs, and play in the sea, but when the girl finds an exquisite flamingo feather in her grandmother's living room, her vacation turns into something fantastical. This nearly wordless graphic novel begins in nostalgic sepia toned illustrations and explodes into riotous color as Lao Lao tells her granddaughter the story of a little girl who finds herself as the caretaker of a baby flamingo. The Flamingo is a tale of imagination, reunions, and connection that readers are sure to reach for again and again.
About the Author
Guojing is a renowned artist celebrated for her picture books, including Stormy and The Only Child. Here she turns her visual storytelling talent to the graphic novel format with multiple panels per page and a compelling story that will appeal to readers who are ready for the next step after picture books.
Praise for The Flamingo: A Graphic Novel Chapter Book
★ "[A] tender tale." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “Immaculately drawn and paced” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "Guojing's brilliant, near-wordless picture book is a visual feast celebrating family and unlikely friends." —Shelf Awareness, starred review
"A loving ode to intergenerational creativity." —The Bulletin