Golden Threads



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A beloved toy fox becomes lost, tattered, repaired, and loved for his imperfections.

When a storm sweeps Emi's beloved stuffed fox away from their mountain home, he ends up tattered and alone on a distant shore. A kind old man finds the fox and gives it to his granddaughter, Kiko. As she recovers from an injury of her own, Kiko mends the fox lovingly with golden thread.

As the seasons pass, Kiko cares for the fox as her own. But after discovering his origins, she sets out, with her grandfather's help, to bring the fox back to its original home. Once together, Emi and Kiko piece together the fox's journey and find delight in their newly forged connections.

Golden Threads is inspired by the Japanese art form of kintsugi, or golden joinery, where broken pottery is repaired with resin painted gold. Kintsugi values repairing, rather than replacing, believing that the cracks give the broken item its story. This book is also a warm celebration of wabi-sabi, the Japanese idea that there is beauty in things that may be incomplete or imperfect.

AGES: 4 to 8

Suzanne Del Rizzo began her career in picture books as the illustrator of the award-winning Skink on the Brink. She left scientific research to make children's books, creating illustrations with polymer clay/mixed media. Suzanne's author-illustrator debut, My Beautiful Birds, was a New York Times Notable Children's Book and Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children's Literature winner. Also the illustrator of the award-winning Sun Dog, Suzanne lives with her family in Oakville, Ontario.

Miki Sato is a Japanese-Canadian freelance illustrator who graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She works with papers, fabrics, and surfaces to create three-dimensional illustrations. Miki was born in Ottawa, and currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Her work has appeared in publications including Today's Parent, The Walrus, and Reader's Digest.

• New from New York Times Notable honoree Suzanne Del Rizzo, the critically acclaimed author of My Beautiful Birds and illustrator of Sun Dog
• Inspired by the Japanese art form of kintsugi, or golden joinery, and the ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi, finding beauty in imperfect things. An author’s note explains more about these ideas
• Mixed-media illustrations use fabric and golden threads

ISBN: 9781771473606
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/06/2020
RRP: $29.99
Pages: 32
Dimension: 229mm X 203mm
Imprint: Owlkids Books