The Storyteller

Illustrated by Noar Lee Naggan
Nancy Paulsen Books – Penguin
(March 2024)

Featuring an evocative text and luminous paintings, this stunning book celebrates the power of stories—how they connect us, inspire us, and keep memories alive.

Griffin’s grandmother spins the most marvelous stories, from breathtaking fairy tales to fascinating family lore. These stories fuel his imagination and fill their days with magic. So when he sees her once-bright spark begin to fade, Griffin is scared to think of the future. Fortunately, though, he has her stories to guide him—and to remind him that he is braver than he could ever imagine.

★  “Reality and stories blend in this tale of the bond between a boy and his grandmother. . . Brief but potent text is paired with illustrations that exude a sense of magic and the joy of storytelling. . .Warmly and tenderly conveys the comfort of sharing the lore of days gone by.”  — Kirkus  (starred review)