Monday, September 5, 2016

The Little Pioneer by Adam Hancher (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

Wow. Now this is something really special! A captivating account of the early days of the American Frontier in "The Little Pioneer" by Adam Hancher...
We're always on the look out for books that cover subject matter that steers well away from the traditional child-appeal tropes. No pirates, no princesses, and yet books like "The Little Pioneer" really draw children in purely because it steps them outside their comfort zone.

This is the tale of a young girl who embarks on an exciting, scary and sometimes perilous journey along with her family to find a place to call home in the days of the wild west.

Adam Hancher deals expertly with a subject that has always been truly fascinating, heart-wrenching and a testament to the bravery of ordinary everyday folk who took huge risks to find their own patch of land to eke out a living, somewhere in the back of beyond.

It's a truly beautiful book. The illustrations bring the story to life and help to reinforce the positive message of bravery and hope in the story.

Stunning stuff!

Charlotte's favourite bit: Learning a bit more about the days of the American west and the pioneers who risked it all to find a place to call home

Daddy's favourite bit: A truly stunning and original idea for a children's book, beautifully brought to life by Adam. Very special book this!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

"The Little Pioneer"

Written and Illustrated by Adam Hancher

Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Publication Date: 1st September 2016