Dear Yeti

by Kwan, James,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary

A sweet and whimsical story of a perfect kid-sized winter adventure, Dear Yeti is the debut picture book of an author/illustrator to watch.

Two young hikers set out to look for Yeti one day, and with the help of a bird friend, they trek further and further into the woods, sending letters to coax the shy creature out of hiding. But as their trip goes on, the hikers find that they have not prepared very well, and though their morale is high, food supplies are low, the forest is getting darker, and a snowstorm looms. Luckily Yeti is a friend they can rely on, and though he's not ready to come out of hiding, he sneakily finds a way to get the hikers exactly what they need when they need it.

"...a sweet-natured story with a subtle, irresistible narrative momentum, and it's beautifully drawn as well." - Publishers Weekly

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Yetis have made several friendly appearances this year, and here comes yet another. In this cryptid encounter, two young hikers communicate with Yeti via written notes, delivered by a helpful bird. The boys alert Yeti that they're searching for him, that they're friendly, and that he shouldn't be shy. Occasionally, the circumstances in which they're searching become dire food runs low, they're lost, a grizzly bear attacks and Yeti steps in each time to save them. He eventually delivers the boys back home, leaving a note of his own: See you soon. Love, Yeti. The spare text, consisting largely of the boys' notes, and the equally austere and stylized illustrations are perfectly matched, creating a lighthearted and comical tone. Yeti himself is warm and fuzzy, with an appealingly round shape, looking much like a child in a furry brown costume. Long on imagination and short on detail (how exactly did Yeti subdue that grizzly?), this will have wide appeal.--Enos, Randall Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "If you're searching for a mythical, reclusive creature, an epistolary strategy is as good as any. That's the thinking of the two hikers in newcomer Kwan's story, who send the local Yeti polite letters via bird, alerting him to their intentions and progress. "Dear Yeti," they write, having ascended into the mountains. "We found some tracks, poops, and hairs, so you must be close. We would really like to meet you. Hikers." The correspondence remains one-sided, but Yeti is clearly touched: he arranges snacks and shelter, and reveals himself just in time to keep them from becoming a grizzly bear's dinner ("Please don't eat my friends," are the first words he utters). It's a sweet-natured story with a subtle, irresistible narrative momentum, and it's beautifully drawn as well-Kwan's snowy landscape feels just distant enough, with quirky touches that include trees that resemble popsicles. If some readers begin to suspect that Yeti might be the hikers' father, and the whole adventure a fantasy... well, that doesn't lessen the nobility of the quest, does it? Ages 4-7. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Yeti -- Juvenile fiction.
Hiking -- Juvenile fiction.
Letters -- Juvenile fiction.
Yeti -- Fiction.
Hiking -- Fiction.
Letters -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
ISBN 9780374300456
0374300453
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