Dial Books Leif and the Fall
Dial Books Leif and the Fall

Leif and the Fall

By Allison Sweet Grant


Publication Date: September 8, 2020

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Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3

Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely storybook from Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals.

Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is afraid to fall. “All leaves fall in the fall,” say the other leaves. But Leif is determined to find a different way down, and with his friend Laurel, he uses the resources around him to create a net, a kite, a parachute in hopes of softening his landing. The clock is ticking, the wind is blowing. What will happen when a gust of wind pulls Leif from his branch?

In a culture that prizes achievement, kids are often afraid to fail—failing to realize that some of the very ideas that don’t work are steps along the path to ones that will.

About the Author

Allison is a writer published in the New York Times and the Atlantic; she holds dual master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. Adam is a psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals; his TED talk on original thinking has been viewed over 15 million times. After working together on a previous book, The Gift Inside the Box, Allison and Adam were excited to write this book to encourage kids to keep pursuing their creative ideas.

Author Residence: Bryn Mawr, PA

Merrilee Liddiard is an illustrator and designer who creates hand painted heirloom-rag dolls and is the author of Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids. She has contributed to Family Fun, Parent & Child, and La Petite magazines, has illustrated several picture books and middle grade novels, and is the creator of the popular Mermagblog.com.

Illustrator Residence: Springville, UT

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Dial Books

Publication Date: September 8, 2020

ISBN: 9781984815491

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