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Céline Claire's heartwarming picture book story delivers a timeless and timely message about the importance of kindness and generosity. With simple and evocative language, it explores how even small gestures can make a big difference to the strangers or outsiders in a community.
Publisher: Toronto :, Kids Can Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781771389273
Branch Call Number: E CLA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Leng, Qin - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Abri. English


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SPPL_ReadBrave Oct 03, 2018

"Shelter" has been chosen as one of the four Read Brave Saint Paul youth books. As a blizzard approaches, two brother bears seek shelter from the animals of the forest but are met with suspicion and distrust. Forced to find their own refuge from the snow, the brothers ultimately extend generosity to a fox family that previously turned them away. This gentle story challenges us to think about kindness - who gets it, and who doesn't - and question our beliefs about what we owe each other. Learn more at

Nov 13, 2017

This book is just lovely; the illustrations, the story, just all around lovely. It tells a heartwarming tale about the kindness (and unkindness) of strangers. We meet a group of forest dwellers who are all preparing for a storm. They make fires, store food and prepare their homes. When the storm rolls in they see two strangers who are caught outside. The strangers move from home to home looking for shelter and are denied time and time again. Finally, as they are left with no more options they set out to make what shelter they can and as they do they are met with a small gift from Little Fox. Little Fox will soon learn that generosity repays itself in kind.

Ms_Gaye Oct 19, 2017

Beautifully illustrated in pen & ink and watercolor. The message is timely and wise. Ages 5-8

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