Far away in the mountainous land of the Alpine Kingdom, monsters lurk in every forest, lake, and cave. Bo is a little girl with big dreams, and she wants to be a monster hunter just like her older brothers. But when Erik and Ivar tell her she’s far too little for monster hunting, this feisty heroine decides she isn’t going to let them have all the fun without her! Bo sets off on an adventure of her own and encounters a fierce griffin, a hideous kraken, and a fearsome dragon…but has Bo got the wrong idea who the real monsters are?
Bethan Woollvin—author-illustrator of the award-winning Little Red—is back with her first original fairy tale, featuring her signature wide-eyed characters and bold color palette. Perfect for little fantasy lovers and fans of read-alouds, Bo the Brave features important themes for young readers of first impressions, acceptance, and compassion. Any child who’s been told they’re too little or too young will root for this strong-willed heroine as she embarks on her quest and learns that all monsters are not as they seem.
“As always, Woollvin wields a simple yet stunning color palette, this time utilizing oranges, pinks, and teals to illuminate her gouache landscapes. Bo herself is a headstrong heroine, bearing a bow, net, sword, and, most important, confidence, that young readers will enjoy. A fun and colorful gateway into the world of medieval fantasy.” —Booklist
“Bo, with her face-filling eyes, resembles Woollvin’s other fearless female protagonists; together, they seem to be rewriting the rules one fairy tale at a time.” —Publishers Weekly
Meet the monsters in Bo the Brave, available this April at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and be on the lookout for the rest of our brand-new Spring 2020 titles as well as our picture books and middle grade titles back at Peachtree this season in paperback!