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The Tiny Grain of Sand

Sylvain Alzial, Benoît Tardif


An original retelling of a classic Taoist tale

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Once upon a time, there was a tiny grain of sand.
Its life was rather boring, until one day it made a wish.
Suddenly the grain of sand found out what it might be like
to be something else – but is the grass always greener?

This rendition of a classic fable tackles an age-old question: how can you be happy with your lot in a world full of temptation? With bold, contemporary illustrations and a rhythmic and witty text, this book is funny, lively and wise.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 29.0 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 56 pp

Illustrations: 60

Publication date: 30 March 2023

ISBN: 9780500653302

About the Author

Sylvain Alzial is a writer and radio producer who lives in Paris. Benoît Tardif is an illustrator from Québéc.