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“…an authentic, affectionate portrait of how outdoor spaces can offer a saving grace and a sense of belonging.”
—Publishers Weekly

Fatima’s Great Outdoors

Written by Ambreen Tariq
Illustrated by Stevie Lewis
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

Fatima Khazi is excited for the weekend. Her family is headed to a local state park for their first camping trip! The school week might not have gone as planned, but outdoors, Fatima can achieve anything. She sets up a tent with her father, builds a fire with her mother, and survives an eight-legged mutant spider (a daddy longlegs with an impressive shadow) with her sister. At the end of an adventurous day, the family snuggles inside one big tent, serenaded by the sounds of the forest. The thought of leaving the magic of the outdoors tugs at Fatima’s heart, but her sister reminds her that they can keep the memory alive through stories—and they can always daydream about what their next camping trip will look like.

Ambreen Tariq’s picture book debut, with cheerful illustrations by Stevie Lewis, is a rollicking family adventure, a love letter to the outdoors, and a reminder that public land belongs to all of us.

Primary ISBN: 9781984816955
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

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