The Very Last Castle
A curious little girl watches the man who guards the last castle in town. Every time she passes by him, she tries to catch his eye. While the other townspeople fear what may be locked up inside the mysterious castle, the girl finally gets up the courage to knock on the door and find out what's really behind the gate. A story about overcoming fear of the unknown, trying new things, and reaching out to make new friends, The Very Last Castle shows that bravery comes in packages both big and small. "Beautiful illustrations by Mark Pett in pen and ink and watercolour, combined with Travis Jonker's spare text create a lovely tale of curiosity, courage, reaching out and creating community.", Red Reading Hub
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian and creator of 100 Scope Notes, a kidlit blog hosted by School Library Journal. He was a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. Travis lives with his wife and two children in Zeeland, Michigan. Mark Pett is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including This Is My Book! and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Before books, he created comic strips. He lives in Utah.