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- ISBN: 9781953861573 | 1953861571
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/25/2023
AN “UGLY DUCKLING” TALE THAT KIRKUS REVIEWS CALLS A “WONDERFULLY STRANGE JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY” FROM ONE OF FRANCE’S MOST ACCLAIMED CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS
When he is born, Hiznobyuti is not exactly handsome. In fact, his parents and siblings say, "He's no beauty!" They say it so often, Hiznobyuti assumes it is his name. Wherever he goes, only embarrassment and shame await him. Hiznobyuti hides himself away, working on his inventions, until one day he receives a message from the stars. After a fight with his family, Hiznobyuti decides to run away. On a beautiful adventure by himself, he learns the secrets of the universe: how to communicate with trees and birds, how to wake up the sun, and how to see himself for who he truly is - a hero! When he returns from his journey, Hiznobyuti family rejoices and apologizes for not understanding how beautiful and important he was to them all along.