Shelter Deluxe 5th Anniversary Edition

The Shelter

Deluxe 5th Anniversary Edition

By Céline Claire
Illustrator Qin Leng


Price: $18.99

  • Publication Date: October 17, 2023
  • Imprint: Milky Way Picture Books
  • Trim Size: 8 x 11
  • ISBN: 9781990252235
  • Page Count: 48
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World English

A powerful story about the importance of generosity, teaching us that kindness begets kindness

A big storm is about to hit the forest! As each of the animal families scramble to gather supplies and take shelter from the oncoming wind and snow, two mysterious figures appear in the distance. Watching skeptically from their windows, unsure of the strangers’ motives, all of the families close their doors and their hearts to the strangers’ pleas to help themselves weather the storm . . . until Little Fox bravely steps up! With one very simple act of kindness, Little Fox extends an olive branch that will keep the two strangers—and his own family—from being left out in the cold.


"... a beautiful tale that reads like a fable to teach giving and kindness .."
Kirkus *starred review
"An excellent conversation starter about the vagaries of life and our responsibilities to one another."
School Library Journal

About the author

Céline Claire is the author of many books published for children and young readers. Formerly a schoolteacher, she is well known for her quirky and unexpected stories that both parents and children love to share. She now resides in a small village in northeastern France with her family. Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and now lives in Toronto, where she works as a designer and illustrator. Her numerous picture books have been nominated for several prizes, including a USBBY Outstanding International Book, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book, and the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award.