Molly Idle reads Pearl

November 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st St
Astoria, NY 11106
Zora Shaw
Molly Idle reads Pearl @ The Astoria Bookshop | New York | United States

Join for a very special storytime with Caldecott Honor-winning children’s book author and artist Molly Idle as she reads and celebrates her new book Pearl. Molly Idle dazzles with an original mermaid tale about how small, persistent actions can achieve great things.

With stunning colored pencil illustrations and an inspiring message for children about self-worth, Molly Idle truly outdoes herself. Young readers will come away from the story with a sense of hope, wonder and empowerment, wanting to see the beautiful images again and again. Mermaids are trending, inspiring everything from lattes to hair and makeup looks. For fans of All the World and Marcus Pfister’s classic The Rainbow Fish, Pearl combines a unique story with a hot topic that will only continue to grow.

“For her fable about patience and perseverance, Idle has created stunning watery spreads, full of curves reflecting the gently scalloped edges of the giant clam that is Pearl’s home. …Careful word choice and thoughtful phrasing make this a pleasure to read aloud. A gentle, glowing lesson that even the smallest efforts can lead to large, even environmental results.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This contemporary fable is sure to captivate.”—School Library Connection, starred review

“Glorious.”—School Library Journal

Molly Idle’s work as an author-illustrator includes the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo, Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks, Flora and the Chicks, Flora and the Ostrich, and Tea Rex, Camp Rex, Sea Rex, and Santa Rex, among other books. She lives with her family in Arizona, and invites you to visit her at


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