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Leif and the Fall - Allison Sweet Grant

Leif and the Fall

By: Allison Sweet Grant, Adam Grant, Merrilee Liddiard (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 8 September 2020

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Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely storybook from Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals.

Leif is worried. It is autumn, and he doesn't want to fall and hurt himself. "All leaves fall in the fall," say the other leaves. But Leif is determined to find an alternate way down, and with his friend Laurel, he tries all sorts of things: a net made of twigs, a kite made of bark, a spider-web parachute, and others. But none of these work, and one by one he tosses them all to the ground in frustration. Finally, a gust of wind blows him and the other remaining leaves down from the tree. What does Leif discover? His pile of discarded ideas is tall enough to catch him for a soft landing. His perseverance has paid off, for him and all of his friends.
Industry Reviews
A Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Bestseller

"A clever and triumphant tale by the Grants showcasing how even discarded ideas can build a foundation for great things. Kids will love examining the mixed media and digital collage creations of Liddiard." -School Library Journal

"The narrative is written in present tense-a clever choice to underscore the immediacy of Leif's anxiety . . . A polished, clever take on the falling-leaf narrative." -Kirkus

"Liddiard's mixed-media illustrations, in appropriately autumnal hues, depict the expressive, anthropomorphized leaf characters, along with other creatures, such as inchworms and ladybugs . . . this highlights the rewards of supportive friendship and the worthy notion that even failures may have value." -Booklist

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