Miki is an outstandingly original debut picture book from a much sought-after, renowned fine artist, Stephen Mackey.
On Midwinter Eve, Miki and her friend Penguin find their wishes come true, as they are given a little tree to brighten up their cold, dark home. However, keeping the fairy lights twinkling takes more energy than even the great Polar Bear can muster. Miki's friends worry when she suddenly disappears, but her magical underwater journey provides her with a light that is everlasting. Set in a timeless, frozen place with dark blue skies and stark snowy landscapes in beautiful tones, this book evokes winter so thoroughly that the reader cannot fail to snuggle up somewhere cosy and read it.
Destined to become a classic. -- Irish Independent 20091214 Soft focus pictures beautifully convey this icy world. -- The Bookseller 20081201 ...hauntingly-evoked and dreamlike worlds... -- Bournemouth Echo 20090101 ... a beautifully crafted and atmospheric story... -- CHILD EDUCTAION PLUS 20090101 'Miki is a beautifully crafted and atmospheric story.' -- Child Education Plus 20090101 'There is a real sense of wonder in this book, illustrated in glorious blues and greens, with characters set simply in uncluttered backgrounds for maximum impact. The pages are thick and glossy, and altogether this is a sumptuous production, which may well become a favourite with adults and young children.' -- School Librarian 20090101 A serenely beautiful work of art. -- Evening Echo 20100102 Beautiful, dreamy and magical. -- A parent 20090201 Stunningly illustrated and quite surreal. -- Cork Evening Echo 20120301
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