The Little Island
Hardcover, 40 pages
Written by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
© 1946 by Doubleday & Company, Inc.
“There was a little island in the ocean—and this book is about how it was on that little island, how the seasons and the storm and the day and night changed it, how the lobsters and seals and gulls and everything else lived on it, and what the kitten who came to visit found out about it.
Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard, who have watched the seasons change on just such a little island, have interpreted with rare imagination and beauty the magic of nature. Children will especially enjoy the secret the kitten learned—how it was to be a little island, ‘a part of the world and a world of its own.’”
The Little Island won the 1947 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Item # 1673