Written and illustrated by Briana Corr Scott
A stunning, modern reimagining of Thumbelina with an environmental message from the author/illustrator.
You cannot own a wildflower.
An old woman’s wish for a child is granted in the form of a thumb-sized girl born inside a flower. Though the child brings the woman much joy, Wildflower cannot be planted in one place; she must go where the wild wind blows. And if her mother really loves her, she must let her go.
In Wildflower, artist Briana Corr Scott (The Book of Selkie and She Dreams of Sable Island) brings her whimsical illustrations and gentle poetry to the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, “Thumbelina.” Maintaining the original spirit of Andersen’s tale, celebrating the love between mother and child, the kinship between humans and animals, and bravery—no matter your size or shape—this refreshing retelling gives newfound agency to Wildflower and offers young readers a tender lesson about the importance of respecting nature.
Wildflower is the perfect gift for new mothers and mothers-to-be, recent graduates, and anyone with a love and appreciation for nature.
Briana Corr Scott was born in Salem, MA and grew up in New Hampshire. Her love of painting and drawing began early in life, and continued during her studies at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 2006. Briana works from a studio in her home, where she lives with her husband and three children. Briana's work is influenced by her coastal home and she draws endless inspiration from her garden.