A Mystery in the Forest

by Susanna Isern (Author) Daniel Montero Galán (Illustrator)

A Mystery in the Forest
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

"This lovely book about forgiveness shows that friendship can form even in the most unlikely situations." -Kirkus Starred Review

A deer who cooks the best pies in the forest. A missing recipe book. An unsolved mystery. The delightful characters from the hugely successful book The Lonely Mailman return, in a charming tale that invites readers to think about the emotional impact of jealousy, the importance of empathy, and the ability to forgive.

Review quotes

Praise for The Lonely Mailman

"...the artist unifies the palette throughout with such touches as the red wings of butterflies and red, autumnal leaves on the trees. The effect is to suffuse the pages with warmth. A loving tribute to problem-solvers, quarrel menders, and peacemakers."
-Kirkus starred review

Susanna Isern

Susanna Isern (La Seu d'Urgell, Spain, 1978) is an award-winning children's books author. She is also professor of Psychology of learning at the European University of the Atlantic and directs the Cabinet of Psychology at Aula Dédalo in Santander. Since she published her first picture book in 2011, more than 30 children's books have seen the light of day. Most of her works are sold internationally and can be found in more than a dozen languages, and also written in Braille. Among her most popular albums we find What Are You Scared of, Little Mouse? awarded Silver Medal in the USA Moonbeam Children's Books Award 2015 and The Magic Ball of Wool, awarded Silver Medal at the USA Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2013.

Daniel Montero Galán (Madrid, 1981) was born prematurely, at the early age of zero. His head was always full of birds. As time went by, they reproduced, and along came a lot of different kinds of creatures, making a great noise--squawks, grunts and screams... so he decided to transfer them into paper to silence them. He keeps a deal with his drawings: they live thanks to him and he lives from them. Because of this symbiosis, more than thirty illustrated books behind him stand up for him to testify that his thing in life is drawing. Day by day, and every other night, he continues to perfect spiral and rectilinear shapes to keep fit without losing shape. Watercolor fights a great battle with the marker to have a leading role on its cardboard.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2020
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