Coral (Hardcover)

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Caldecott Honor author-illustrator Molly Idle offers a stunningly illustrated environmental tale featuring three very different mermaid friends who learn to coexist, in a companion to her acclaimed story Pearl.

Coral, Filly, and Manta live on a sunlit reef teeming with sea life. When Coral comes upon an empty hollow at the heart of the reef and tries to keep it as her very own, Filly and Manta are banished. All that grows in the wake of her anger is regret, and Coral must find a way to turn the tide...but she can't do it alone.

Caldecott Honor-winning author and artist Molly Idle has brilliantly illustrated a tale both timeless and timely, about the power of collaboration and the profound importance of caring for our environment...and one another.

About the Author

Molly Idle's work as an author-illustrator includes the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo, Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks, Flora and the Chicks, Flora and the Ostrich, and Tea Rex, Camp Rex, Sea Rex, and Santa Rex, among other books, including Pearl, an original fable about a mermaid who learns the power of one small act. She lives with her family in Arizona, and invites you to visit her at

Praise For…

Praise for Pearl:

An Amazon Best Book of the Year 2018
An Amazon Best Book of the Month for October 2018

* "For her fable about patience and perseverance, Idle has created stunning watery spreads, full of curves reflecting the gently scalloped edges of the giant clam that is Pearl's home.... Careful word choice and thoughtful phrasing make this a pleasure to read aloud. A gentle, glowing lesson that even the smallest efforts can lead to large, even environmental results." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "This contemporary fable is sure to captivate." --School Library Connection, starred review

"Glorious." --School Library Journal

"The story soars toward a light-filled, celestial conclusion." --Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316465717
ISBN-10: 0316465712
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 19th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English