Mattland

byHazel Hutchins, Gail HerbertIllustratorDusan Petricic

February 21, 2008|
Mattland by Hazel Hutchins
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A stirring story about the infectious pleasures of play.

Matt is miserable. The subdivision where he now lives is surrounded by nothing but muddy fields of rocks and sticks. But when Matt ventures out, his imagination kicks in. He draws a muddy, winding line and names it Snake River. A pile of rocks becomes the Dog Tooth Mountains. Just like that, Mattland is born.

Soon a girl shows up with a handful of helpful odds and ends. Piece by piece, she and Matt expand their new world with popsicle-stick bridges and scrap-paper boats. And when a rainstorm finally threatens to wash everything away, all the neighborhood kids appear and help stave off the flood.

Evocative of childhood friendships and with sublime illustrations that brighten in color as the story progresses, Mattland is an inspiring ode to cooperative play.

Hazel Hutchins has written over 50 books for children and young adults and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for Mattland (2008). She lives in Canmore, Alberta. Gail Herbert''s first collaboration with Hazel Hutchins produced the award-winning picture book, Mattland. Gail lives ...
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Title:Mattland
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:32 pages, 8.78 X 9.3 X 0.33 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 8.78 X 9.3 X 0.33 in
Published:February 21, 2008
Publisher:Annick Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:5
ISBN - 13:9781554511211

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