JOURNEY ABOVE THE EARTH, DIARY OF A SWALLOW
by Pavel Kvartalnov & Olga Ptashnik | 48pp | 22.7 x 28.5 cm
As autumn sets in and the weather is getting colder, so the journey starts every year of thousands of swallows flying from Europe to Africa, in search of warmer climates. Follow one of them and its companions, as they leave Ireland, flying over cities, mountains, sea, desert and jungle to get to destination. A long trip full of excitement, discoveries and dangers for a little bird. Debut album of Russian ornithologist Pavel Kvartalnov and illustrator Olga Ptashnik, the book has been selected amongst 350 projects for the “DPictus Unpublished Picturebook Showcase”, to take place at the 2019 Frankfurt Bookfair.
Rights sold in France (Rue du Monde) | Germany (Insel Verlag) | Italy (Caissa) | Russia (Samokat Books) | Taiwan (Les Gouttes Press) | China (Guangxi Normal University Press Group Co., Ltd)
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XIV International illustration and book design competition - Non-fiction book category winner 2021
Best of the best iJungle illustration Award 2019
The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase Shortlist 2019 (Frankfurt Book Fair 2019)
BabaKamo festival shortlist 2019
Amazing new book! Easy to read, like a wind it gives a reader a lot of information about swallow's journey in a form of a diary. As if we fly together. It is nice to read, has a lot of facts and illustrations are really gentle. My six-year old was reading the book herself and got very curious about birds and migration.
My sister was so excited! Brilliant illustrations, the text is easy to read and understand, but at the same time it is scientific. We show the book to all our friends, but would like to show it to all the world! Old-fashioned encyclopedias are so boring for kids, but books like this give kids a love to knowledge!