Pandora by Victoria Turnbull

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Clarion Books
Source: Raincoast Books

  1. Oh the art in this one is so glorious.
  2. I got an unbound proof of this one and I am so tempted to frame some of the pages because ahhh, the pretty is very pretty.
  3. Anyway, Pandora is a wolf-kinda creature, a fox? Yes let’s go with a fox. And she lives in what is essentially a wasteland. She lives alone and honestly I wanted to know what sustains her because there don’t seem to be anything green or blue.
  4. What does she eat? How does she survive?
  5. She has no company for reasons no one gets into–it is a picturebook–until one day an injured bird falls from the sky.
  6. She takes care of this bird and helps it get better. Makes it into a little friend until this little friend flies away forever, breaking her heart.
  7. But worry not, this friend collected seeds etc from places which grow by magic until suddenly Pandora is living in tree and there is green everywhere.
  8. Obviously leaps in logic.
  9. I am an adult so I could not turn off the part of my brain that said–how did this happen?
  10. The kids might not question it though.
  11. I wouldn’t be so sure of it though. Kids can ask the darnedest questions as we all know.
  12. The art is really glorious.
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