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Flyaway Books’ “Brian the Brave” can prompt healthy conversations among children 3-7

by Presbyterian Publishing Corporation | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Flyaway Books’ “Brian the Brave,” a picture book for children 3-7, is now available. (Contributed image)

LOUISVILLE — Flyaway Books announces the Tuesday release of the picture book “Brian the Brave.”

Written by best-selling author Paul Stewart, this timely picture book tells the story of a sheep named Brian who believes all of his fellow sheep can play together despite their differences. The book will help will prompt conversations about friendship, acceptance, and teamwork. “Brian the Brave is ideal for children ages 3-7 and it features bright, playful artwork by illustrator Jane Porter.

“Stewart uses a group of sheep friends to relay messages of tolerance, acceptance, and nonjudgment,” says Kirkus Reviews. “The illustrations are distinctive and vivid; fans of Eric Carle will find the textured, collagelike pictures reminiscent of his classic work.”

About Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart is the author of many books for children, including the best-selling Edge Chronicles and Far-Flung Adventures series, both cocreated with Chris Riddell.

About Jane Porter

Jane Porter, a winner of the London Book Fair Illustration Prize, has illustrated a number of lively picture books, some of which she also wrote. For more information, visit

About Flyaway Books

Flyaway Books is a new children’s book program dedicated to creating books that will inspire the next generation to fly. Books featured in the program carry themes of diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, kindness, compassion, and care for our world. They are also intentionally multicultural in their artwork and characters. Visit for more information.

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