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Little Loon Finds His Voice
Little Loon Finds His Voice

Little Loon Finds His Voice

By Yvonne Pearson, Illustrated by Regina Shklovsky



32 Pages, 10 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN 9781951412333

Rights: WOR

The Collective Book Studio (Oct 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: October 2021


A beautifully illustrated coming of age story about a little bird claiming his place in the world, Little Loon Finds his Voice is perfect for young readers and families  

Ooo aaa woo woo! Papa Loon's voice calls out long and strong across the water. He warns of danger. He defends his family's home. He even wards off predators. But Peep! Eep! Squeak! Little Loon's voice is nothing like his Papa's. When an eagle attacks, will Little Loon find his voice in time?A water bird found throughout much of North America, loons are famous for their echoing calls. Little Loon Finds His Voice is the endearing, coming-of-age tale of one little loon finding his voice, and with it, his place in the world. Breathtaking illustrations transport readers to misty lakes and towering pines, and informative loon facts at the end detail the life and habits of these enchanting birds.    


"With lyrical, engaging text and gentle, intimate art, this book tells a story that is both familiar and fresh. Little Loon's yearning to be big, to call like his parents do, will resonate with kid readers who know what it's like to be small and to long to do grownup things. This story will also introduce them to something new: a real loon language that is as factual as it is enchanting. Page by page, we are invited to dive into this beautiful creature's world, becoming fluent in loonsong ourselves as we watch Little Loon grow." —Molly Beth Griffin, author of Loon Baby, Rhoda's Rock Hunt, and Ten Beautiful Things

"Sweetly expressive...This illuminating tale simultaneously serves as a primer on the loon and a satisfying, well-paced chronicle of progress." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Regina Shklovsky is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Sonoma County, California. She illustrated the 2018 picture book, Fun in the Mud, which was a 2019 Moonbeam award winner and a 2018 Nautilus award winner. She is passionate about bringing stories to life with pictures and thoughtful design. Her work is rooted in traditional drawing and painting, mixed with vector graphics. She collaborates with local entrepreneurs and authors, as well as independent publishers. Yvonne Pearson\u2019s debut picture book, Sadie Braves the Wilderness, was published in May 2017. In 2018 she won the Loft-McKnight Fellowship in writing for children. Yvonne has been selected for the Loft Center for Literature\u2019s Shabo Award for a picture book and won two Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board for children\u2019s literature projects. Yvonne lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband. She loves hiking, reading, quilting, cooking and spending quality time with her grandchildren.