Bo the Brave
A feisty little girl learns who the real monsters are in this brilliantly funny medieval adventure.
Once, there lived a little girl called Bo. Bo wanted to be just like her brothers and capture a fearsome monster. Bo is small, too small to catch a monster—or so her brothers say. But Bo isn’t one to take no for an answer, so she sets off on a quest to catch a monster of her own. Can she defeat the furious griffin, conquer the hideous kraken, and triumph over the monstrous dragon? Or has Bo got the wrong idea who the real monsters are?
Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin, the creator of the New York Times Best Illustrated Little Red, employs her signature style in this original fairy tale with a clever twist. Readers are sure to fall in love with Woollvin’s newest vibrant and sassy protagonist.
Publication Date: 4/1/2020
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-3/8″ x 11″
Age Range: 5 – 9
Themes: Bravery, Confidence, Friendship, Hidden Villains, Making Your Own Decisions
BISAC 1: JUV052000 JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters
BISAC 2: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
“A great book to delve into what heroes are made of. Highly recommended for elementary libraries.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“Magnificent endpapers… As always, Woollvin wields a simple yet stunning color palette… 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
“Striking…[a] winning alternative to the traditional monster-slaying adventure story.” —The Horn Book Magazine