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Livi and Nate
By (author): Kalle Hakkola Illustrated by: Mari Ahokoivu Translated by: Owen Witesman
9781771473729 Hardcover English, Translated from: Finnish Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 9, Grade (CAN) from 1 - 5, Grade (US) from 1 - 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Action & Adventure Sep 15, 2019
$18.95 CAD
Active 7.75 x 9.75 x 0.5 in 72 pages Full colour illustrations throughout Owlkids Books Owlkids
A wintry junior graphic novel that explores fantastical dreams

Livi and Nate are a sister and brother who live with their mom and grandpa in a house deep in the snowy hills. Every night after dinner, they have a bath, followed by story time, and then bed. But tonight, Livi can’t sleep—her vivid imagination takes over, turning little moments from everyday life into fantastical adventures. This book tells the story of one eventful night inside her imagined adventures: a giant snow bear comes to visit, Mom becomes a superhero, and Livi grows wings and plays with butterflies. 

Cartoon-style illustrations in warm colors bring the brightness of Livi’s fantastic dreams to life in this entry point to graphic novels. Speech bubbles, sequential art, and bold, energetic sound effects are paired with sweet and true depictions of a loving family life. This book celebrates a strong sibling relationship and is a charming tribute to the joys of imagination and dreaming.

KALLE HAKKOLA is a Finnish author who has also worked as a librarian, including several years at the City Library of Helsinki. Kalle has also written articles on music, comics, and librarianship and lives in Finland.

MARI AHOKOIVU is a Finnish illustrator and a comics artist. She mainly draws graphic novels and comics for children and just finished her graphic novel Oksi. She loves everything cute and scary, and lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

"A sweet and familiar story, with lively illustrations." - School Library Journal

"All children will find something to like in [this] simple story." - School Library Connection

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