Nature lovers and collectors of all kinds will love this high-adventure quest story about two brave and clever girls who head into the forest in search of something extraordinary.
Winslow and Rosie have been building an impressive collection of natural wonders, and now it's nearly complete. With just enough space left for one final piece, the girls set off into the forest to find something extraordinary. Their journey takes them far --- along the creek, across the valley, through the spruce grove and up the mountain. And while they find many extraordinary things, nothing is just the right extraordinary thing. When the girls find a deep, dark cave, they decide to venture farther than ever before. Surely, a mysterious cave must hold something extraordinary ...
Bestselling creator Alice Feagan's distinct cut-paper collage artwork brings this fun quest story to life and packs it with learning opportunities. The story highlights that girls can be adventurous, brave, clever and fascinated by science, and also that the natural world is a wondrous place to explore. From the detailed depictions of the girls' gear to the many portrayals of their extraordinary finds (a gemstone, dinosaur fossils, a rare woodpecker's feather), there are numerous STEM curriculum applications here. The story also offers excellent character education lessons in perseverance, resilience and teamwork.
About the Author
Alice Feagan is a children's book creator known for her distinct cut-paper collage style. Her playful illustrations can be found in books such as School Days Around the World, magazines such as National Geographic Kids, educational products and games. The Collectors is her authorial debut. Alice lives with her family in the mountains of Edwards, Colorado.
Muted but detailed digital artwork confers the aesthetic of an old, well-loved museum onto the page ...—Booklist
Feagan's cut-paper collages, which are full of drama and detail, give readers a sense of an expansive and largely exploration-friendly landscape.—Publishers Weekly
Friendship, adventure and an unexpected ending. Who could ask for more?—CM Magazine
This engaging ... story offers a positive depiction of girls with an interest in STEM, and encourages exploration and discovery.—School Library Journal, starred review