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Tessa Takes Wing

Tessa Takes Wing

Richard Jackson; Illustrated by Julie Downing

Roaring Brook Press

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It’s almost morning and everyone’s asleep. Everyone except Tessa.

Quiet as a mouse, Tessa takes flight . . . UP . . . UP until she’s flying high above her crib. Her first stop: her sister Maggie’s blue elephant! Then, Maggie’s fire truck . . . and her polka-dot umbrella. But she better be quiet and quick before her daddy hears and stops all her fun!

Follow Tessa on a soaring adventure, one only she and the reader experience, as she flies even higher than she did yesterday, in Tessa Takes Wing, by veteran children’s book editor Richard Jackson with warm, inviting illustrations by Julie Downing.

Praise for Tessa Takes Wing

"Jackson (Have a Look, Says Book) employs minimal text with zephyr-like wit, and digitized watercolors by Downing (No Hugs Till Saturday) make Tessa’s flight both comically balletic and emotionally real. More poem than story, it’s also a wonderful reminder that everyone is capable of a rich fantasy life."—Publishers Weekly

"What fun!"—Kirkus

Reviews from Goodreads

Richard Jackson; Illustrated by Julie Downing

Richard Jackson has been an editor/publisher of children’s books since 1962. He gave the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture in 2005, the year of his official retirement, but is still working in 2016, the year his first picture book appeared: Have a Look, Says Book illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. He wrote In Plain Sight, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, which was published by Roaring Brook Press. He lives with his wife and near his grandchildren in Towson, Maryland.

Julie Downing has written and or illustrated over forty books for children, including The Night Before Christmas, Lullaby & Good Night, The Firekeeper's Son, and Nobody, which was published by Roaring Brook Press. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson

Roaring Brook Press

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