Courage Hats

h1 April 5th, 2022 by jules


I’ve a review over at BookPage of Kate Hoefler’s Courage Hats (Chronicle, March 2022), illustrated by Jessixa Bagley. That review is here.

And here today at 7-Imp are some spreads.



“Not everyone loves a train. That’s the world.
But sometimes, you have to take one anyway.”

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“For Mae, the train went deep into bear places. A bear was big and ate small things.
And Mae was small.”

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“For Bear, the train went deep into people places. A person was small and ate big things.
And Bear was big.”

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“Courage is something that comes from your heart — but if you can’t find it there,
you can wear it on your head at first.”

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“Mae wore a special hat so a bear would think she was just another bear.
Bear wore a special hat so a person would think he was just another person.”

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COURAGE HATS. Text copyright © 2022 by Kate Hoefler. Illustrations © 2022 by Jessixa Bagley. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

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