Books

Hook
Hook
By Ed Young
Illustrated by Ed Young
Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press, April 2009
ISBN-13: 9781596433632
Ages: 3 - 6
32pp




Hook is about the universal need to find oneself.  An orphaned bald eagle is adopted by a caring but confused hen and must try again and again to rise to where he belongs in life.  A very simple text sketches the story, while Young’s pastel drawings on speckled burnt sienna paper glow as they bring the story to life.   “A powerful blend of language, imagery and emotion,” wrote Publishers Weekly in a starred review.

REVIEWS:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program’s BookDragon blog
Kiwi Magazine online
KidsBookshelf.com