Evergreen the squirrel is afraid of many things: thunder, hawks, and the dark paths of Buckthorn Forest. But when her mother tasks Evergreen with delivering soup to her sick Granny Oak, the little squirrel must face her fears and make the journey. Along the way, Evergreen is met by other forest dwellers — some want to help her, but some want her mother’s delicious soup! It’s up to Evergreen to stay the course, and those who help her will surprise and delight young readers.
Caldecott medal winner Matt Cordell has crafted a charming illustrated early chapter book, using an art style reminiscent of the work of William Steig and Arnold Lobel, which creates a classic tale of bravery and love starring one timid but courageous squirrel.
"Cordell is a masterful storyteller, and readers will love following Evergreen’s journey as she grows into a more confident squirrel. The artwork is the real star of the show, however; there’s a hint of Sendak in the characters’ humorous expressions and in the timeless pen-and-watercolor backgrounds that cry out to be examined in detail.... A spellbinding tale that will never brown or fade with time." — Kirkus Reviews
|5 - 8
|Feb 7, 2023
|Feiwel & Friends