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Cherry Blossom and Paper Planes

Jef Aerts
Illustrated by Sanne te Loo
January 2020
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    21st January 2020
  • ISBN 9781782505617
  • Language English
  • Pages 48 pp.
  • Size 10.82" x 10"

Adin and Dina are best friends who live in the beautiful countryside surrounded by cherry trees. Their favorite game is planting cherry stones around their little village—in the cracks in the pavement and in the flowerbeds outside the post office. One day, Adin and his family move away to the city. Will Adin and Dina's friendship survive the new distance between them?

In this beautifully lyrical book, one story fractures into two when the friends are parted. However, their lives continue to be linked, as Adin finds a way to feel connected to his friend—throwing paper planes filled with cherry stones from the balcony of his tower block.

Held together by their love of cherry blossoms and paper planes, Adin and Dina's roads finally lead back to each other.

Cherry Blossom and Paper Planes is a touching story of true friendship, resilience, belief—and a little bit of magic—illuminated with stunning artwork full of seasonal detail, light and hope.

(Ages 4–8 years)

Jef Aerts

Jef Aerts is a Belgian author of children's books, novels, and poetry. He has been praised as a master storyteller, and his books have won numerous prestigious literary prizes. Jef worked with renowned illustrator Marit Törnqvist on the picture book Bigger Than a Dream, and his books have been translated around the world. Jef has three children and lives on a small farm with lots of animals.