The Blue Hippopotamus

byPhoebe GilmanIllustratorJoanne Fitzgerald

April 1, 2013|
The Blue Hippopotamus by Phoebe Gilman
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Praise for The Blue Hippopotamus:

Nominee, Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Literature, Illustration, 2007
Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2008

"Joanne Fitzgerald's gentle watercolour illustrations perfectly complement the compassionate tone of the story. Gilman wisely stays away from verse, relating the tale in lucid and simple prose. The age-old folkloric moral - that those who act in the interest of others are always rewarded - thus emerges loud and clear." -Quill & Quire

"Joanne Fitzgerlad's gentle, sun-washed illustrations convey the gentle innocence of this story of friendship and love... a sweet and gentle tale [that] transports readers back to another time." -The Halifax Chronicle-Herald

"Using a combination of watercolour, gouache and coloured pencil, Joanne Fitzgerald has created an early Egyptian environment in which magical transformations seem entirely plausible... a gentle bedtime book to share." -CM Magazine

Title:The Blue HippopotamusFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9.04 X 9.03 X 0.13 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 9.04 X 9.03 X 0.13 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443124389

ISBN - 13:9781443124386

Appropriate for ages: 5

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