Hopper and Wilson

Hopper and Wilson

by Maria van Lieshout
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Hopper and Wilson by Maria van Lieshout

A playful tale about friendship and home

"What," Hopper asks his little friend Wilson, "do you think it's like at the end of the world?" Hopper, the blue elephant, imagines a staircase to the moon, while Wilson, the yellow mouse, hopes for an endless supply of lemonade. So the two sail off in a boat made of paper . . . only to discover they already have everything they could wish for in each other, and at home. Maria van Lieshout's adorable new picture book tugs at heartstrings, inspires discussion, and reminds us all how good returning home can feel.


"...van Lieshout's story is filled with adventure, emotion, and imagery that supplies lots of effervescent warmth."—Publisher's Weekly

"Winsomely ambiguous and otherworldly, this sweet, quirky story offers fantastic footholds for dizzying discussion."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399251849
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/12/2011
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 10.12(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 6 Years

About the Author

Maria van Lieshout (www.mariavanlieshout.com) lives in San Francisco, California.

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"This was my (Phil’s) absolute favorite book of the year. I love this book. Erin and I taught a writing workshop this year as a fundraiser. We made sure to read this book aloud to a room of adults as an example of how to write a beautiful book."
—Philip and Erin Stead, author and illustrator of Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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Hopper and Wilson 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This touching story is about two friends, Wilson a small yellow mouse and Hopper a blue elephant who wonder what they might find at the end of the world. Hopper dreams of a staircase to the moon, while Wilson dreams about lemonade, lots of lemonade. So the two decide to set sail for the end of the world, but this journey leads to disaster when the two are separated after a large waves throws Hopper out of their paper boat. This trip ends with the realization that everything they need has always been at home: each other. This book is beautifully illustrated, the contrast between the water color and the newspaper boat is striking. The story and artwork are sure to evoke many feelings and great discussion.