A timely and relevant picture book about the power of community
“This moving story, with wondrous art, feels like childhood itself. The journey of eagerness, discovery, joy, and fear—with comfort at the end.” —Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall
Finding himself alone and scared in the middle of a storm, a small mouse finds comfort and strength when he sees another boat and is joined by others. They ride out the storm together—close enough to see each other, but not close enough to crash.
In a gentle metaphor for the global pandemic, Adrift is a way to start conversations with young readers about fear, hope and being together even from afar. It was written by award-winning children’s author Heidi E. Y. Stemple while she was in lockdown missing her friends and family. Her beautiful words are brought to life by Anastasia Suvorova, who has won high acclaim for illustrating stories about nature, children, dreams, traveling, magic, hope, and kindness.
About the Author
Heidi E.Y. Stemple is a second-generation children’s book author who has published more than 30 books including Counting Birds, I Am The Storm, and Not All Princesses Dress In Pink.
Anastasia Suvorova is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. She is the 2018 winner of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Silent Book Contest. She has illustrated several books for children including, most recently, Shadow by Lucy Christopher. She lives in St. Petersburg, Russia.
“This moving story, with wondrous art, feels like childhood itself. The journey of eagerness, discovery, joy, and fear—with comfort the end.” — Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall
“Readers will take heart in this tender volume’s message of finding comfort and hope in community. Ages 3–12.” — Publishers Weekly