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Leif and the Fall

Leif and the Fall

By Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant
Illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard

"Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely storybook"—Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals.

“A clever and triumphant tale by the Grants showcasing how even discarded ideas can build a foundation for great things. Kids will love examining the mixed media and digital collage creations of Liddiard.”—School Library Journal

“The narrative is written in present tense—a clever choice to underscore the immediacy of Leif’s anxiety . . . A polished, clever take on the falling-leaf narrative.”—Kirkus

Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is afraid to fall. “All leaves fall in the fall,” say the other leaves. But Leif is determined to find a different way down, and with his friend Laurel, he uses the resources around him to create a net, a kite, a parachute in hopes of softening his landing. The clock is ticking, the wind is blowing. What will happen when a gust of wind pulls Leif from his branch?

In a culture that prizes achievement, kids are often afraid to fail–failing to realize that some of the very ideas that don’t work are steps along the path to ones that will.

Hardcover 
32 Pages
Age Range: 5-8 years
Dial Books, 2020
8 x 11 inches
ISBN 9781984815491
Children's Book, Adventure

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