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Ten Beautiful Things

Written by Molly Beth Griffin & illustrated by Maribel Lechuga
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A heartfelt story of changing perspectives, set in the Midwest. Ten Beautiful Things gently explores loss, a new home, and finding beauty wherever you are. Lily and her grandmother search for ten beautiful things as they take a long car ride to Iowa and Lily’s new home with Gran. At first, Lily sees nothing beautiful in the April slush and cloudy sky. Soon though, Lily can see beauty in unexpected places, from the smell of spring mud to a cloud shaped like a swan to a dilapidated barn. A furious rainstorm mirrors Lily’s anxiety, but as it clears Lily discovers the tenth beautiful thing: Lily and Gran and their love for each other. Ten Beautiful Things leaves the exact cause of Lily’s move ambiguous, making it perfect for anyone helping a child navigate change, whether it be the loss of a parent, entering or leaving a foster home, or moving.

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Molly Beth Griffin's Book Dedication

For my mom, a great inventor of car games

Maribel Lechuga's Book Dedication

To my husband, my best traveling companion

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Publication Date:
January 12, 2021
Text Details:
Display type set in Desire by Charles Borges de Oliveira. Text type set in Adobe Caslon Pro by Adobe Systems Incorporated.
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Illustrations done in Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint, with added watercolor textures made in traditional mediums.
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