A Mystery in the Forest
A Mystery in the Forest
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Annotation: A charming tale that invites readers to think about the emotional impact of jealousy, the importance of empathy, and the ability to forgive.
Catalog Number: #218713
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: Cuento De Luz
Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Illustrator: Montero Galan, Daniel,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 84-16-73392-9
ISBN 13: 978-84-16-73392-7
Dewey: E
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Kirkus Reviews
Deer, who has a talent for treats, tracks down a disruptive force in this Spanish import.When his routine of collecting ingredients in the quietest part of the forest and turning them into sweet jams, cakes, and pies for a daily feast is disrupted, Deer must investigate. Who would be so rude as to run roughshod over the forest area where Deer goes every day, to break into Deer’s home, and, most egregiously, to take his Secret Recipe Book? The chef’s anxiety-inducing journey leads him to the home of Rabbit, who turns out to be a nervous, lonely creature. Even after Deer shouts at him, the pitiful rabbit still wishes he could bake like Deer so that “more people would come to see me. I thought I could be like you!” What happens next in Isern’s follow-up to The Lonely Mailman (2017) hinges on an act of kindness so perfect it would be a different kind of crime to spoil it here. As in Mailman, Montero Galán’s illustrations capture the lives of these anthropomorphic animals with warm, natural hues, whether it’s the darkening sky of sunset after a frustrating day or the winding path taken through all the neighbors’ homes by the aroma from Deer’s kitchen. Rabbit’s emotions, in particular, are heartbreaking as rendered, the huge orange eyes practically twitching off the page.This lovely book about forgiveness shows that friendship can form even in the most unlikely situations. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-8)
Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
Deer, who has a talent for treats, tracks down a disruptive force in this Spanish import.When his routine of collecting ingredients in the quietest part of the forest and turning them into sweet jams, cakes, and pies for a daily feast is disrupted, Deer must investigate. Who would be so rude as to run roughshod over the forest area where Deer goes every day, to break into Deer’s home, and, most egregiously, to take his Secret Recipe Book? The chef’s anxiety-inducing journey leads him to the home of Rabbit, who turns out to be a nervous, lonely creature. Even after Deer shouts at him, the pitiful rabbit still wishes he could bake like Deer so that “more people would come to see me. I thought I could be like you!” What happens next in Isern’s follow-up to The Lonely Mailman (2017) hinges on an act of kindness so perfect it would be a different kind of crime to spoil it here. As in Mailman, Montero Galán’s illustrations capture the lives of these anthropomorphic animals with warm, natural hues, whether it’s the darkening sky of sunset after a frustrating day or the winding path taken through all the neighbors’ homes by the aroma from Deer’s kitchen. Rabbit’s emotions, in particular, are heartbreaking as rendered, the huge orange eyes practically twitching off the page.This lovely book about forgiveness shows that friendship can form even in the most unlikely situations. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-8)
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Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: P-2
Lexile: AD740L
Guided Reading Level: O
Fountas & Pinnell: O

Silver Medal at the 2021 International Latino Book Awards. A new adventure of The Lonely Mailman's beloved characters. A charming tale, printed in stone paper, invites readers to think about the emotional impact of jealousy, the importance of empathy, and the ability to forgive. Deer wakes up every morning at the break of dawn, when the sun begins to rise and illuminates the entire field. Deer's daily routine consists of harvesting seasonal fruits: winter is the time for oranges, pears and apples, spring for strawberries and cherries, summer for raspberries and figs, and autumn is for chestnuts and hazelnuts. And you may wonder ... What does Deer do with all those fruits? You see, Deer loves to cook with all the ingredients that he collects every morning, but what makes him extremely happy is to gather all his friends and share his elaborate dishes with them. One morning like any other, Deer starts his daily route, but someone seems to have already been there... Worried, Deer decides to go home, and what a surprise! The house is turned upside down and... someone has stolen his precious Secret Recipe Book! Do you dare to discover this great mystery?


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