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Series: The New York Review Children's Collection
Pages: 40
Publication Date: April 4, 2017

The Frog in the Well

by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin

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Once upon a time there was a frog who lived at the bottom of a well. To the frog, this well where he’d lived all his life was the whole world. Then one day the well runs dry and the bugs disappear, and the hungry frog must hop to the top of the well to see what he can of the end of the world. Conquering his fear, he peers out and what does he see? Trees, flowers, meadows, marshes, and all kinds of end-of-the-world creatures! Entranced, the little frog ventures forth to find out more about the world outside his world.

Written and illustrated by the Caldecott-winning Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin, The Frog in the Well is a classic bildungsroman for children and a charming tale of one brave frog and his journey into wisdom.


The Frog in the Well might be my favorite Duvoisin, ever... Each and every character is drawn with incredible kindness and reverence.
Vintage Children’s Books My Kids Love Blog

A beautiful has a gentle calmness in the pace and message of the story.
The Art Room Plant Blog

It is always a pleasure to read and review one of the late Roger Duvoisin’s finest children’s book, including his exceptionally-sketched illustrations... Duvoisin has left a legacy of scores of books, and illustrations in his own as well as other authors’ books... Readers cannot help but take to his illustrations of large eyes, expressive faces, and friendship in action.
—J. A. Kaszuba Locke, BookLoons