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Title:
The artists / Carles Porta.
ISBN:
9781911171393
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
London : Flying Eye Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
General Note:
Tales from the Hidden Valley ;

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"It's Fall in the hidden valley and there's a sense of change in the air. Ticky the bird is about to fly away to warmer places, and his wolf friend Yula is painting him a farewell gift. But when Yula draws, she loses all sense of the world around her, and then gets lost in the forest. Will Ticky be able to find her?"--Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Welcome to Carles Porta's beautifully imagined world, where tiny onion-headed ballerinas dance among multicolored autumn leaves, and new friends are found in the strangest ways.

It's Fall in the hidden valley and there's a sense of change in the air. Ticky the bird is about to fly away to warmer places, and his wolf friend Yula is painting him a farewell gift. But when Yula draws, she loses all sense of the world around her, and then gets lost in the forest. Will Ticky be able to find her?


Author Notes

Carles Porta is an award-winning illustrator, animator and graphic designer from Spain. His work has been featured in many national magazines and comics, and he has illustrated and designed the posters and promotional films for the International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia since 1997.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The first installment of the Tales from the Hidden Valley series features a curious cast of forest-dwelling beings. Fall is arriving in the Hidden Valley, but Ticky-a bluebird troubadour-is soon to fly south. Yula, a pink creature with plucky ears, is so busy creating a goodbye painting for Ticky that she misses his departure, then goes in search of her friend. Meanwhile, Sara-a fox-like girl with a red bob-follows swirling leaves as they blow through the forest. Their stories meet when the leaves land in a colorful, autumnal pile. Porta's roundabout storytelling, oddly endearing characters (including a mischievous ballerina with an onion head), and precise detailing are whimsical, though perhaps too strongly reminiscent of Tove Jansson's Moomintroll series. Readers may initially struggle to follow seemingly disparate story events, but the world Porta introduces is one full of gentle enigma. Ages 3-5. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.