The Little Yellow Bottle by Angèle DelaunoisThe Little Yellow Bottle by Angèle Delaunois

The Little Yellow Bottle

byAngèle DelaunoisIllustratorChristine Delezenne

Hardcover | September 1, 2011

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Marwa and Ahmad live in an unnamed country that could be any one of dozens touched by war. While they know that there is a war going on, life in their village goes on largely as normal. Marwa is the narrator of the story, and she tells of a day when planes flew over their village "like a cloud of angry wasps". They are warned that these planes dropped bombs, but after being frightened for a few days they forget of the danger. Until a day when the two are playing and Ahmad finds a small yellow bottle and out of curiosity picks it up. It explodes, and Marwa describes the aftermath as she is cut and scarred, and Ahmad is more gravely hurt - losing a hand and one leg. Both recover and regain hope, and Lisa says she is sharing this story to honour Ahmad's courage and other children like him.
Angèle Delaunois is both a children’s author and the founder and publisher of the Québec-based press Éditions de L’Isatis. The author of over forty books for children, she lives in Montreal.Christine Delezenne created the images for The Little Yellow Bottle using a clever blend of textures, drawings, and collage, which makes them both ...
Title:The Little Yellow BottleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:24 pages, 8.83 × 8.83 × 0.36 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926920341

ISBN - 13:9781926920344


Editorial Reviews

This book is recommended for both school and public libraries. Because of the serious subject of war and the sophisticated illustrations this book could be used as a teaching tool for older grades.