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The Most Beautiful Story

The Most Beautiful Story

Current price: $17.95
Publication Date: September 14th, 2021
Enchanted Lion Books
Good Neighbor Bookstore
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(Children's Books)
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This 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor book is a testament to the power of the imagination and the saving power of storytelling.

While the rest of the world is sleeping, Vera is out running, flying to the lake at the top of the hill. She needs to meet her little brother again, and so, she turns to Syl. Syl, the magical creature who rises from the lake. Syl, who helps reframe grief and pain into healing and acceptance. Syl, who tells the story Vera most wants to hear: the story that brings Vera's brother back to life.

The Most Beautiful Story, both sad and hopeful, is a stunning testament to the saving power of stories. Together, Tj nn and Torseter have created a quiet, introspective book about longing, loss, and a love that transcends both.

About the Author

Brynjulf Jung Tjønn (b. 1980) made hisliterary debut with the novel I Came to Love (Eg kom for å elske) in 2002. He has sincepublished a number of books for both children and adults. His young adultnovel You Are So Beautiful(Så vakker du er) wonthe Brage Prize for children's and young adult literature in 2013. Øyvind Torseter is a Norwegian artist and illustratorwho has created eight books on his own and several with other authors. He'sreceived numerous awards for his books, including a Bologna Ragazzi Award andthe Norwegian Book Art Prize. In 2014, Øyvind was a finalist for theprestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. This is his sixth book to bepublished by Enchanted Lion. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Kari Dickson grew up bilingually, as her mother is Norwegian and her grandparents could not speak English. Sheholds a B.A. in Scandinavian studies and an M.A. in translation.