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Hugo and the Impossible Thing
Hugo and the Impossible Thing
written by Renee Felice Smith and Chris Gabriel, illustrated by Sydney Hanson


 
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First edition. Signed on bookplate by both authors.
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April 2021 Picture Book Selection | First Editions Club

New York, NY: Flamingo | Penguin Random House (pub: March 30, 2021)

Hardback.
Signed on bookplate by both authors.

New in dust jacket.

Hugo has one goal - to conquer the Impossible Thing.

At the edge of the forest stood the Impossible Thing. All animals in the forest often wondered what was beyond the Impossible Thing, but no one had ever tried because getting through it would be ...impossible. So why even bother? That's when a brave little bulldog named Hugo decides he just might be up for the challenge. With determination and some unexpected help from his friends, Hugo learns that what may seem impossible might just be possible after all.

Renée Felice Smith and Chris Gabriel are creative partners who met in the sixth grade and still really, really like each other. Together, they wrote and directed their first feature film, THE RELATIONTRIP, which is now available on HULU. They are currently developing television projects with FX and Awesomeness TV. Smith plays Nell Jones on CBS's NCIS: LOS ANGELES. Gabriel is a composer for film, television and theatre. Hugo and The Impossible Thing is their first picture book.

Sydney Hanson is a children's book illustrator living in Sierra Madre, California. Her illustrations reflect early adventures growing up with numerous pets and brothers in Minnesota and are marked by a love for animals and the natural world. She works in a combination of traditional and digital media to create her illustrations - her favorites are watercolor and colored pencil. When she's not drawing she enjoys running, baking and poking around in the woods with with her family.

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