Autumn Stories

Autumn Stories
- Marty Layne -
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Looking for a nature based story about the coming of autumn?
About how animals get ready for winter?
This delightfully illustrated book fits the bill.

Each of the characters in this book was handmade and photographed by the author. Join Little Blue Feather as he helps Nutkin store his acorns for the winter. And walk with Little Blue Feather and his rabbit friends as they go the the meadows for one more feed of sweet green grass to get "fat and furry" before the coming of Jackie Frost. Sure to delight young and old alike.

32 pages, illustrated with colour photographs
8.5"  x 8.5" saddle stitched paper back picture book
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Little Blue Feather Is Surprised 
 
Once upon a time on a fall day, Little Blue Feather was sitting by a pumpkin. He was thinking about the changing weathering, wondering if the woodland creatures had harvested enough food for the winter. ...
*"I read this book to my son everyday.  He loves it!  All the characters have become part of our lives.  Thanks for writing such a sweet book!"

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Nutkin was sorting though his acorns when he heard a "Woof." He looked out of the top of the pumpkin. ...

*“My girls, nine and six, loved the stories, the pictures, and the size of the book.  Thanks!” (refers to first printing in tiny format)

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In the second story, Little Blue Feather and the Rabbits, Little Blue Feather and his rabbit friends go for a walk together and discuss the upcoming winter season.

"We're going for a walk.  Do you want to come?" asked Little Brown.
 
 “Sure.  Can we walk over to the meadow where there’s some very sweet green grass?”

“Good idea, Grey Ears. You both need to get fat and furry and that grass is just the thing. Winter is coming soon. I know because Jackie Frost was here last night. I saw his ice sparkles in the grass this morning, " said Little Blue Feather.   

You can see pages of the book and listen to me reading some of the pages from Autumn Stories on You Tube

 






More comments:

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I love the vivid colors of the pictures as contrasted to the softness of the figures in them. It almost feels three-dimensional. I also love the way the simple story draws the young child into a world of fantasy that is actually based on pure, real, joyful emotion and sharing. My nine-year-old son enjoyed it, so it’s not just for tiny children.
Kelly GreenA Matter of Conscience
*Two pages into this book, I became aware of how mesmerized I felt by the way Marty has woven her storytelling with her delightful photos.  In a sea of over-the-top children's books where more is less, her book captivates children (and the big people reading with them) through a purity of intention and love.  The result is a book that's an invitation to simplicity, to the heart, to relationship.  Lu Hanessian, Let the Baby Drive

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