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Little Elliot, Big City

Written and illustrated by Mike Curato

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy—like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter—a friend.

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Praise for Little Elliot, Big City

*"Curato, a debut author and illustrator, tucks several gentle messages into one simple story that's perfect for the age group. It is, however, his almost cinematic artwork that's the real showstopper." - Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
 
"A tiny, spotted elephant tackles the challenges of city life . . . The simple story is told in 17 short sentences that allow Curato's magnificent 1940s-style illustrations to carry the tale." - School Library Journal
 
STARRED REVIEW "He’s a terrific emerging talent, with gorgeously rendered images that bring to mind the moodiness of Chris Van Allsburg and the sweetness of William Joyce." -Publisher's Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Written and illustrated by Mike Curato

  • Mike Curato has the fortune of possessing a designer’s brain, an illustrator’s heart, and an artist’s vision. You can find him on any given day walking around the city eating a cupcake (or thinking about it).
  • Mike Curato
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Little Elliot, Big City

Written and illustrated by Mike Curato

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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