Sunday, October 01, 2017

The Call of the Swamp

illustrated by Marco Soma 
I put off reading The Call of the Swamp when I received a review copy. While Boris, the main character, looks appealing (like the cute salamander, the axolotl), I assumed that the story would be too surreal for my taste.

Instead I found that Boris's story rings true. It's about the pain of not knowing where you belong in the world. It's moving from the parents' point of view as well. Beautifully rendered, sweet without being saccharin.  

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
HARDCOVER; Published: 9/25/2017
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5486-5
Ages 4 to 9

You can see more artwork by Marco Soma here:

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