November 30, 2021

Spotlight & Review: The Impossible Mountain


November 30, 2021
Ages 3+

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Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Bᴏᴏᴋ

You are never too small for a big adventure.

Anna and her little brother Finn have lived their whole lives safe behind the stone wall of their village, never knowing what lay beyond. Until the day they peek over the edge and see the Mountain for the first time. Now, there's no stopping them. Not even the villagers who say it will be impossible.

The natural wonders of this epic journey are brought to breath-taking life by New York Times bestselling artist David Soman. Join Anna and Finn on a grand adventure where bravery, ingenuity, and grit will help them blaze a trail up the Impossible Mountain, and beyond their wildest dreams.

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Pᴜʀᴄʜᴀs Lɪɴᴋs


Bᴀʀɴᴇs & Nᴏʙʟᴇ


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Mʏ Rᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ



The Impossible Mountain is a charming and nostalgic read with a slight fairytale feel to it. It reminds me of the style of stories I read as a child, with small children going on big adventures, and overcoming huge obstacles…


Young Anna and her little brother Finn decide to embark on what most of the villagers think is an impossible venture—climbing to the top of the Impossible Mountain. They are warned of the dangers and ‘impossibilities’, but the brave and steadfast siblings are curious to see the world outside their walls and refuse to let anyone discourage them. They encounter wolves, snowstorms, cliffside trails, and even the Great and Terrible Bear. Will they conquer their obstacles and fears and reach the top? And if they do…, what will they see?


The pages of this hardback book are thick and sturdy, and the full-page illustrations are stunning! The pictures capture so much emotion and detail and held my attention throughout. And the story is full of adventure, tension, and wonderment.


With themes of determination, bravery, and cleverness, this imaginative tale is extra-special in my book!


Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. My review was not influenced.

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Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Aᴜᴛʜᴏʀ


David Soman has illustrated many beautiful picture books including the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl, which he co-created with his wife Jacky Davis. He is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and lives with his family in upstate New York where he often walks the mountains outside his studio, and where sometimes, his yard is visited by a Great and Not so Terrible Bear.

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