Mrs. Badger, an avid collector and naturalist, takes a weekly journey up to Sugarloaf Peak, greeting her friends on the way and sharing her discoveries with them. One day she meets Lulu, a very small cat, who wants to go with her to the top of the mountain. On the way, Lulu learns to take care of the natural world, help those in need, and listen to her intuition. Rich in wisdom and beautifully illustrated, Up the Mountain Path offers a profound story full of lessons about love, generosity, and following one's heart.
Montreal-based Marianne Dubuc is an award-winning author and illustrator of more than ten picture books, includingThe Fish and the Cat andThe Lion and the Bird.
"A guidebook to amity and exploration." -- Publisher's Weekly, Best Books of 2018 in the picture book category
"Mindfulness can be a difficult concept to understand, and this book is thoughtfully crafted to show quiet contemplation and serenity in action. A perfect choice for budding naturalists as well."
- School Library Journal
"This amiable, understated picture book has its own quiet charm."
"A badger's weekly hike is enlivened by her new companion, a kitty who's nervous about going along. It's a cozy paean to the joys of nature and friendship." - People
"A quiet, lovely story for the intergenerational shelf.""
- Kirkus Reviews
Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
"Dubuc, whose gentle work champions friendship and explores life stages, suggests that kindness can become a tradition."
- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review