by Oliver Jeffries and Sam Winston
She calls herself “a child of books.” She lives for reading. She goes to the home of a small boy, her travel companion who has yet to understand these things called “reading” and “imagination.” The two children embark on an incredible voyage of discovery. The two of them head out to find oceans, mountains, castles, monsters, the world itself to be filled with words from forty children’s classic stories and lullabies.
The landscapes are typographical, where climbing up sentence steps and climbing down a rope of words to escape a monster are part of the adventures. They sleep and dream on a cloud of words. The passages from masterworks such as Little Women, The Wind in the Willows, Great Expectations and Treasure Island form a very literal and beautiful landscape of adventure.
One’s imagination can run wild across the make-believe mountains or through the forests of fairy tales. This is a most imaginative book to encourage reading and the pursuit of all types of stories, poetry, lullabies. The girl’s delight in reading and books inspires us all through this delightful adventure. It opens doors for our imaginations to be free and run. It encourages the storyteller in each of us, as well as invites our creative selves to push those walls beyond what we know is possible in order to illustrate our stories.
This is truly a book for all ages although it gives the age range as 4 – 9 years old.
Bologna Ragazzi Award 2017
Oliver Jeffries, author of The Day the Crayons Quit, is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Not only is he an author, but an artist as well. He has won many awards for his books. His paintings have been shown in London, New York, and Berlin. We can find him @ http://www.oliverjeffers.com/
Sam Winston loves words. He believes language not only carries messages from one person to another, but language and words can be a visual form of communication. He uses a variety of approaches including drawing, performance and poetry to accomplish this. He has had his works shown in museums and galleries such as Tate Britain, the British Library, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., MoMA NYC and Stanford University, among many others. He lives and works in London. We can find him @ http://www.samwinston.com/
The book is published or contracted to publish in 17 foreign editions around the world.
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Product dimensions: 10.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)