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Brambleheart: A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship



written and illustrated by
Henry Cole

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Katherine Tegen
ISBN
9780062245465
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Twig, a chipmunk, is unskilled at craftwork so likely will become a lowly Errand Runner. Humiliated, Twig runs away—and makes a discovery that changes his future. Black-and-white illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

272

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 7"

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

720L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2016

Book Genres


Topics

Chipmunks. Dragons. Forest animals. Friendship. Fantasy.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Twig just isn’t like anyone else he knows. Despite being well-meaning, sensitive, and thoughtful, the little chipmunk can’t seem to fulfill the expectations of his teachers or his community. On “the Hill,” aptitude in crafts is the only acceptable route to prestige and a named place in the social hierarchy. Twig tries, but he’d rather read picture books and dream than practice his knots or brush up on his lousy welding skills. When a chance adventure ends in Twig and his best friend, Lily, assuming responsibility for a baby dragon, Twig’s skills get a boost but his future becomes even more precarious. What does he truly want? Who does he want to be? In this sweet but slightly heavy-handed illustrated fable, Cole tackles large themes with a gentle tone. Failure, frustration, family, and friendship are at the heart of this sweet tale, and loyalty and camaraderie are the driving forces of the simple plot. The ending, which includes a surprising about-face from a secondary character, feels rushed but leaves the story pleasingly open-ended. VERDICT A good pick for proficient younger readers who prefer gentler themes.—Katya Schapiro, Brooklyn Public Library

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Twig just isn’t like anyone else he knows. Despite being well-meaning, sensitive, and thoughtful, the little chipmunk can’t seem to fulfill the expectations of his teachers or his community. On “the Hill,” aptitude in crafts is the only acceptable route to prestige and a named place in the social hierarchy. Twig tries, but he’d rather read picture books and dream than practice his knots or brush up on his lousy welding skills. When a chance adventure ends in Twig and his best friend, Lily, assuming responsibility for a baby dragon, Twig’s skills get a boost but his future becomes even more precarious. What does he truly want? Who does he want to be? In this sweet but slightly heavy-handed illustrated fable, Cole tackles large themes with a gentle tone. Failure, frustration, family, and friendship are at the heart of this sweet tale, and loyalty and camaraderie are the driving forces of the simple plot. The ending, which includes a surprising about-face from a secondary character, feels rushed but leaves the story pleasingly open-ended. VERDICT A good pick for proficient younger readers who prefer gentler themes.—Katya Schapiro, Brooklyn Public Library

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