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Jim Helmore

Paper Planes


A beautifully illustrated story of connection and long-distance friendship from the author-illustrator team behind the much-loved picture book The Snow Lion.

"Helmore's spare, expressive text gives the children's close friendship the respect it deserves in this heartfelt story of love, separation, and reconnection." --Booklist

Mia and Ben are the very best of friends. They live side by side at the edge of a great, wide lake and together they sail, and swing, and sing. But the thing they love the most is making paper planes. They dream of one day being able to make a plane that will fly all the way across the lake, and their planes become more and more intricate.

But one day: terrible news. Ben's family is moving far, far away. How can Mia and Ben stay best friends if they are so far apart? And how will they ever realize their dream of making a plane that can fly across their lake?

Jim Helmore's moving, lyrical story blends with Richard Jones' captivating art for a sensitive exploration of emotions surrounding friendship, connection, and loss. Ideal for social emotional learning collections and for children experiencing separation issues.

Also by Jim Helmore and Richard Jones:
The Snow Lion