Loon Baby by Molly Beth Griffin

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Atop the rippling waves—
the breeze ruffling his fluff—
Loon Baby waits, alone, 
and wonders:
Will his mother ever come back?

With sensitivity and a spare prose, first-time author Molly Beth Griffin navigates the quiet panic that Loon Baby experiences in the absence of Mama. Anne Hunter’s soft cross-hatched and watercolor paintings shape a serene lake-scape with varied scenes that amplify and illuminate the emotion this book captures.



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Molly Beth Griffin is a graduate of Hamline University's MFA program in writing for children and a teacher at the Loft Literary Center. She lives in South Minneapolis with her family. Loon Baby is her first book and it was the winner of the Barbara Kneutson Award at Hamline University . Visit her website at www.mollybethgriffin.com. Anne Hunter lives on a farm in Vermont. Since attending Earlham College and graduating from the University of the Arts, she has worked full-time as an illustrator, well-known for her nature illustrations. Hunter has written and illustrated many children's books, including Possum's Harvest Moon.
Published March 21, 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When it starts raining, Baby realizes he’s “tired and hungry, cold and wet and lonely, and lost,” and emits a “sinking, giving-up cry.” Suddenly a familiar head surfaces with Baby’s dinner in her beak, and a relieved Baby shows off his new kick-flip all the way home.

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