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Dandylion Summer

Written & illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
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What's Dandylion Summer About

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In this sweet, character-driven picture book, two sisters wish upon a dandelion for a summer filled with adventure—and their wish comes true! When two sisters make a wish upon a dandelion, their wish brings them a new friend—a dandy lion—to play with all summer long. Together, the girls and the lion go on adventures and explore. And when the seasons change and their lion friend must say goodbye, the girls will miss their friend—until fall arrives!

What Kind of Book is Dandylion Summer

Quotes from Dandylion Summer

  • Our wish carries on the wind, through the town, into the park. It swirls above the fields filled with more flowers than we have ever seen. Then our wish comes true in the most unexpected way.
  • My sister says a wish like this isn’t for keeping to yourself—it’s best shared with friends.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Dandylion is probably unlike any creature you’ve seen before. What makes him unique and different? Can you invent your own creature? Try drawing them on a piece of paper.

  • What do the two sisters wish for? How do they help their own wish to come true? If you could be granted just one wish, what would you wish for?

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Who Wrote Dandylion Summer

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Frann Preston-Gannon

Frann Preston-Gannon has illustrated many books for children, including My World, Deep Deep Sea, and What a Hoot! Based in London, Frann spent time in the United States as the first Brit selected for the Maurice Sendak fellowship.

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Frann Preston-Gannon's Book Dedication

To my wonderful sisters, Angela and Tessa

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  2. sisters
  3. cousins
  4. twins
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Book Details

Publication Date:
April 14, 2020
Illustration Details:
The illustrations were rendered using a mixture of acrylics, inks, and pencils, and then collaged and layered digitally.

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