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author/illustrator: Mireille Messier, Charlotte Parent

ages: 3+

48 pages

22.8 x 27.9 cm



Comme des géants (Canada)

Sold: Korean, French, Italian, English (North America), Spanish and Catalan



The Magic Cap

  • A heartwarming tale about devotion and generosity for all lovers of gnomes and whimsical forest creatures.


    Many moons ago, in a tiny, thatched cottage at the edge of the woods, lived two children named Isaura and Arlo with their hedgehog, Crispin. When their beloved pet becomes ill, Isaura suggests they seek the magical healing power of gnomes.


    Convinced this will heal Crispin, the children set off into the woods with humble offerings, hoping to attract the gnomes. 




    “Reminiscent of Phoebe Wahl’s Little Witch Hazel (2021), this sweet tale sketches a believably enchanted world, and the whimsical details in Parent’s pastel, folk-art-style illustrations can’t help but delight. Young readers will enjoy poring over the images to spot the tiny red caps hidden there while rooting for the siblings to save their precious hedgehog. This gentle adventure leads with kindness, a powerful magic in its own right.” — Booklist (starred review)

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