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Forest Child by Marni McGee
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Forest Child

by Marni McGee

Other authors: A. Scott Banfill (Illustrator)

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The forest is a frightening place for a lost boy, full of "dark, unblinking eyes" and growling sounds, but when he rescues a rabbit from a steel trap the creatures welcome him and feed, shelter, and comfort him through the night, even sending a dove to tell his loved ones that he is safe. Banfill's full-page, bordered paintings are richly detailed and superrealistic-they bring the textures of leaves, fur, and feathers to life. The forest, at first so scary, becomes a peaceable kingdom where boy, bears, wolves, owls, and gentler beasts gather in harmony under green and shady trees.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671866087, Hardcover)

A young boy ventures into the woods and loses his way. He comes upon a rabbit caught in a snare, and frees the frightened animal.

The grateful woodland animals gather together to devise a plan for rescuing the lost boy and returning him safely to his home.

A bear feeds him berries; a wolf watches over him as he sleeps; a dove carries a message to his mother; an eagle will ultimately guide him home.

A warm and reassuring text, enchantingly illustrated, here is a book that's perfect for bedtime sharing.

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A child lost in the forest is fed and protected by the animals there.

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