Brilliantly executed and enigmatic… A winsome tale.
Dauvin explores love and family ties through this poignantly crafted tale. It’s Saturday, the day Eva visits her grandfather who lives a block away. But the day is special because it’s Eva’s 7th birthday. Getting a golden key necklace as a birthday gift is exciting. But there is a twist: the key presents a puzzle. Eva must find the object that the key belongs to and solve the puzzle. Whimsey and familiar at once, the book cleverly introduces young children to the love and warmth one draws from family and relationships. The characters are full of heart, and Eva and her grandfather’s interactions are thoroughly fun and realistic. Dauvin uses a simple narrative that is not only fun but also charged with meaning and depth. Floyd Yamyamin’s intriguing, solid-colored illustrations bring the story and characters to life. Lush and eloquent, the book is a must for every child’s bookshelf.
By Amanda Dauvin (Author), Floyd Yamyamin (Illustrator)
Pub date April 9, 2021
Price $16.99 (USD) Paperback, $5.99 Kindle edition