ISBN-13: 9781448188987

RRP: £10.99

Published: 4th January 2018

Length: 32 Pages

The Weaver

Stanley is a spider, a weaver and a collector. On his web he collects seeds, twigs, leaves and all kinds of precious things he cannot name. Stanley is very proud of his collection, but what can one tiny spider do when it is washed away? In this stunning, deceptively simple and thoughtful debut from animator, illustrator and writer Qian Shi we discover the difference between what you collect in the world and what you collect in your heart.


"Shi integrates facts about the natural world with this unusual arachnid adventure to great effect, underscoring the fragility of life and habitats in the natural world."
The Irish Times

"[A] stunning debut from an exciting new talent… sure to captivate young readers with an interest in wildlife and creativity."

"Simply stunning"
Baby London

"Fragility, strength, and creativity are eloquently conveyed in this affecting tale. A good storytime selection and discussion starter about resilience."
School Library Journal

"Stanley's story is beautiful and wise"