The Lost Drop - fact sheet

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Selling points

• FORCE OF NATURE: The Lost Drop’s unique protagonist, a drop of water, puts a focus on nature — specifically, the water cycle — offering educators and parents an opportunity to discuss a multitude of topics concerning the natural world.

• THIRST FOR LEARNING: In addition to the fictional story, The Lost Drop contains a two-page spread detailing the water cycle, giving it added educational value.

• PICTURESQUE PRE-HISTORY: Flouw’s signature vibrant use of color is on full display, bringing prehistoric nature to life in a way that will attract young readers.

The Lost Drop

Text: Grégoire Laforce

Illustrations: Benjamin Flouw

Hardcover with jacket

48 pages

Width: 9.5”

Height: 11.5”

Ages 4 to 8 Grade: O-3

Publication date: October 24, 2023

Full-color illustrations throughout ISBN 9781990252297

Price: US$20.99 CAN$25.99

Hybrid fiction/non fiction

Distributed in the US by Abrams and in Canada by Manda Group

Follow the fictional journey of a drop of water named Flo, as she navigates the water cycle to find her place in the world.

Other titles by these creators Constellation of the Deep (Benjamin Flouw – Tundra Books, 2021), The Golden Glow (Benjamin Flouw –Tundra Books, 2018)

Flo, a little drop of water, falls out of the sky and into the world for the first time. Unaware of the nature of her surroundings, or even her mere existence, she wonders who she is and where she’s supposed to go. As life pulls her in different directions, puts obstacles in her path, and guides her towards other living creatures, the answers to her questions lack clarity. That is, until she finally sees the light and, suddenly, it all makes sense. The Lost Drop is an illuminating fictional story about finding one’s place in the world, buoyed by the nonfictional story of a scientific process known as the water cycle.

Grégoire Laforce is a former military man who’s slowly rediscovering his more childlike side. Through his work in the community, he discovered first-hand the importance of engaging men in preventing gender-based violence. The Lost Drop is his first children’s book, inspired by his many years of practicing Tai chi. He and his family can often be caught having wild kitchen dance parties in their Gatineau, Canada home.

Benjamin Flouw graduated from a CG animation school in France and moved to London to create backgrounds for Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball. Today, he works as adesigner and illustrator for children’s books, films and advertisements for, among others, Gallimard Jeunesse, The New York Times, Variety, Reader’s Digest, andothers. Flouw lives in Lyon.

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