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author/illustrator: Grégoire Laforce, Benjamin Flouw

ages: 4+

48 pages

23 x 29.7 cm

hardcover

French

Comme des géants (Canada)

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The Lost Drop

  • Follow the fictional journey of a drop of water named Flo, as she navigates the water cycle to find her place in the world.

     

     

    Flo, a little drop of water, falls out of the sky and into the world for the first time. Unaware of the nature of her surroundings, or even her mere existence, she wonders who she is and where she’s supposed to go. As life pulls her in different directions, puts obstacles in her path, and guides her towards other living creatures, the answers to her questions lack clarity.

     

    That is, until she finally sees the light and, suddenly, it all makes sense. The Lost Drop is an illuminating fictional story about finding one’s place in the world, buoyed by the nonfictional story of a scientific process known as the water cycle. 

     

     

    "With its captivating narrative and radiant illustrations, The Lost Drop leaves a lasting impression. It’s a treasure chest of teachings on identity, belonging, and the charm of nature, making it an indispensable tool for educators, librarians, and parents." — Canadian Review of Materials

     

     

     

    THE AUTHORS

     

    As a child, Benjamin Laforce liked to play dress up and make believe. As an adult, he served in the military until he realized he was tired of playing that role in our world. He is now a writer of picture books for children, and for the child inside all of us. He believes kids have much to teach adults about how to be in the world, if we are wise enough to listen.

     

    Because of all the wildlife documentary he watched as a kid and the botany books he now reads as an adult, Benjamin Flow is very concerned by all the environmental issues we are facing. He therefore assumes it might be nice to fill the world with pictures of animals, plants and landscapes, just in case those things won’t exist anymore in the future. His style is a clever mix of flat colorful geometric shapes, textures, patterns and dramatic lighting. He has worked with Adobe, The New York Times, Airbnb, XXI, Télérama, le Musée du Quai Branly etc. and publishers such as Gallimard, Penguin Random House, Thierry Magnier, Milan or La Pastèque.

     

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