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Stephen and the Beetle

by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Chiara Carrer, translated by Elisa Amado

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list price: $16.95
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published: Jul 2012
ISBN:9781554983155
Description

When Stephen spots a beetle he takes off his shoe and raises his arm, ready to strike… but then he has second thoughts. He lays his head down on the ground and the beetle walks right up to him. At the last moment the beetle turns aside and each can go on with the day, having avoided the worst.

In this very simple story Jorge Luján presents the kind of deep moral questions that can occur even in the smallest child's day. Chiara Carrer's very original etched and painted illustrations perfectly complement the story, and are in and of themselves beautiful works of art.

About the Authors
Jorge Luján is a prolific and highly respected author and poet. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest illustrators to create an outstanding body of work. Jorge lives in Mexico City. Visit Jorge Luján's website: http://jorgelujan.com/home.htm
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Chiara Carrer is one of Italy's best-known children's book illustrators. She lives in Rome. Visit Chiara Carrer's website: http://www.chiaracarrer.com/
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Chiara Carrer is one of Italy's best-known children's book illustrators. She lives in Rome. Visit Chiara Carrer's website: http://www.chiaracarrer.com/
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
2 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
2 to 5
Editorial Review

This simple yet powerful life-or-death drama between the boy and the beetle is vividly captured in Carrer’s striking, highly original acrylic, ink pencil, oil pastel and collage illustrations. Using naive outlines, Expressionistic color washes, open spaces and constantly changing perspectives, she creates tension between the aggressive boy and the passive beetle.

— Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

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