Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon

Somewhere Else

George has no interest in exploring the world. He is far too busy at home baking fine pastries. Or so he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures. But when his friend Pascal digs a little deeper, the real reason George will not leave home is finally revealed....

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  • Dimity Powell
    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consuming artwork all...
  • Heather
    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams....
  • Earl
    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends....
  • Bella
    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic....
  • Linda
    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, “somewhere else”. They’ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say “no”. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?...
  • RhiannaH
    A lovely book that illustrates how help from our friends can encourage us to be braver and to live outside our comfort zone. ...
  • Tasha
    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn’t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decline and hav...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Gordon, Gus Somewhere Else. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan), 2017. $18. 9781626723498While most birds fly elsewhere for the winter, George stays put. He's too busy to explore -- or so he tells everyone. But when a friendly bear stops by, George finally confesses the truth behind his re...
  • La Coccinelle
    This is a cute story about a bird (a duck?) named George Laurent who likes to bake, so much so that he's always too busy to fly anywhere like all the other birds. The story was simple, but sweet, and I liked the secondary character, Pascal Lombard. He's a bear, so he doesn't fly anywhere, but he sti...

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