Beaver Is Lost by Elisha Cooper

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Oh, no-Beaver is lost! Will he ever find his way back home? In this nearly wordless picture book by Elisha Cooper, winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, a young beaver is accidentally separated from his family. Follow Beaver as he's chased by a dog, visits a zoo, and even finds himself in the middle of a busy city street. In the vein of beloved classics like Flotsam and Good Night, Gorilla, this book is the perfect gift for future graphic novel enthusiasts. With luminous pencil-and-watercolor illustrations by an artist whose work the New York Times has called "simple and quiet and essentially perfect," Beaver Is Lost is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.

About Elisha Cooper

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Elisha Cooper is the award-winning author of FARM, which received starred reviews in THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, and BEACH, which won the 2006 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. Other picture books include A GOOD NIGHT WALK, MAGIC THINKS BIG, and DANCE!, a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Elisha Cooper lives with his family in New York City. For more information, go to
Published November 26, 2013 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Using a palette of blues, greens and browns, the illustrator tracks Beaver’s diminutive figure as he resolutely traverses an alien, urban landscape progressing unflaggingly from left to right across pages and through frames in his solitary, silent journey astride the log, atop the truck, across t...

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Only four words grace Cooper's (Beach) characteristically understated tale of a beaver whose log ride down the river becomes the first leg of a long urban journey—the log and beaver are soon loaded onto a truck and transported to a city lumberyard.

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Arlington Public Library

Beaver is Lost is a wordless picture book about a mischievous beaver that begins his adventure by jumping on a log that is floating by his beaver dam in a river.

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