Kashelle Gourley

Poe and Lars

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"Like a sunset streaked across fresh snow, the colors of this story are as cozy as its message of taking care of others--and the planet." -Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"The author expertly balances humor, suspense, and whimsy, fleshing out complex characters in just a few pages. The illustrations employ a gorgeous color palette that perfectly reflects the pastel hues of the Arctic, backgrounding the slapstick." -Kirkus Reviews

"With cheerful illustrations, ­Hogan's tone matches the lighthearted banter of the storytelling, making this a sure hit among preschoolers." -School Library Journal

Lonely Poe and hangry Lars strike a deal in this humorous picture book about an unlikely friendship!

This is Poe.
She lives alone in the Arctic where it's nice and cold. . . .

Poe is a resourceful and creative girl living in the snowy Arctic. Although she enjoys her life, Poe longs for company. But everything changes one day when Lars, a grumpy and hungry polar bear who is quite the poor hunter, crashes into her home, destroying it. Poe offers to bring him food and, in exchange, Lars must repair her home.

Will Lars deliver on his end of the bargain, or does he see something else on the menu? Kids will love this hilarious and brilliantly illustrated tale about an unconventional friendship!