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Adele & Simon

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ISBN13: 9780374380441
ISBN10: 0374380449
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When Simon's older sister, Adèle, picks him up from school, he has his hat and gloves and scarf and sweater, his coat and knapsack and books and crayons, and a drawing of a cat he made that morning. Adèle makes Simon promise to try not to lose anything. But as they make their way home, distractions cause Simon to leave something behind at every stop. What will they tell their mother?

Detailed pen-and-ink drawings — filled with soft watercolors — make a game of this unforgettable tour through the streets and scenes of early-twentieth-century Paris. Illustrated endpapers extend the fun by replicating a 1907 Baedeker map of Paris.

Review:

"In this nostalgic charmer, McClintock (Dahlia) imagines a walking tour of Paris circa 1900, traced by two distractible siblings on their way home from school. (The endpapers, taken from a 1907 Baedeker map, chart the roundabout route.) When Adèle greets Simon, 'He has his hat and gloves and scarf and sweater, his coat and knapsack and books and crayons, and a drawing of a cat he'd made that morning.' Despite his sister's pleading that he keep track of his possessions, Simon loses everything on the list. At a market, closely observed from a bird's eye-view, vendors sell carrots, books, birds and baskets, and Simon misplaces his drawing. Sharp-eyed readers might locate the boy's picture, but the siblings do not. Adèle and Simon move on to the Louvre, Notre-Dame and the Jardin du Luxembourg, where they watch the Punch and Judy show and a parade of the Republican Guard. Simon drops a belonging at every stop, but in the reassuring conclusion, a queue of watchful people arrives at the children's home to return the goods. In illustrations that mimic hand-colored engravings, McClintock pictures orange autumn foliage against pale blue-gray skies. She depicts every detail with precision and warmth, from architecture and cobblestones to horses, early automobiles and period clothing. An afterword with thumbnail images identifies each location and allusions to Daumier, Atget and a few Impressionists (other allusions, such as one to Madeline, are left to discover). McClintock scores a double coup, creating a must-see for francophiles and an engaging hide-and-seek game for homebodies. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"A beautiful example of bookmaking, with plenty to charm children, this is a visual delight." School Library Journal

Review:

"This delightful combination of Where's Waldo, Arthur Geisert-like chain reactions and delicate, fine lines that richly detail the scenes is as enjoyable as a chocolate croissant." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"McClintock's beautifully restrained use of color may evoke a long-ago time, but her compositions are so dynamic that there's always something for contemporary children to discover." Booklist

Synopsis:

When Simons older sister, Adèle, picks him up from school, he has his hat and gloves and scarf and sweater, his coat and knapsack and books and crayons, and a drawing of a cat he made that morning. Adèle makes Simon promise to try not to lose anything. But as they make their way home, distractions cause Simon to leave something behind at every stop. What will they tell their mother?

 

Detailed pen-and-ink drawings - filled with soft watercolors - make a game of this unforgettable tour through the streets and scenes of early-twentieth-century Paris. Illustrated endpapers extend the fun by replicating a 1907 Baedeker map of Paris.

 
Adèle & Simon is a 2006 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

Barbara McClintock has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including Heartaches of a French Cat and The Fantastic Drawings of Danielle, both New York Times Book Review "Best Illustrated Books of the Year." She lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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Tripp, August 12, 2007 (view all comments by Tripp)
This book is treat for both the reading parent and the listening child. The story concerns a loving if exasperated older sibling trying to take her brother home from school. At every stop, Simon, the little boy loses something. The art, evoking early 20th century Paris, is gorgeous and even parents will be challenged to find the missing item on each page. There is even a page filled with artists of the era.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374380441
Author:
McClintock, Barbara
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Lost and found possessions
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Europe
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series Volume:
2906
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
11.42 x 8.91 x 0.475 in
Age Level:
04-12

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Product details 36 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374380441 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this nostalgic charmer, McClintock (Dahlia) imagines a walking tour of Paris circa 1900, traced by two distractible siblings on their way home from school. (The endpapers, taken from a 1907 Baedeker map, chart the roundabout route.) When Adèle greets Simon, 'He has his hat and gloves and scarf and sweater, his coat and knapsack and books and crayons, and a drawing of a cat he'd made that morning.' Despite his sister's pleading that he keep track of his possessions, Simon loses everything on the list. At a market, closely observed from a bird's eye-view, vendors sell carrots, books, birds and baskets, and Simon misplaces his drawing. Sharp-eyed readers might locate the boy's picture, but the siblings do not. Adèle and Simon move on to the Louvre, Notre-Dame and the Jardin du Luxembourg, where they watch the Punch and Judy show and a parade of the Republican Guard. Simon drops a belonging at every stop, but in the reassuring conclusion, a queue of watchful people arrives at the children's home to return the goods. In illustrations that mimic hand-colored engravings, McClintock pictures orange autumn foliage against pale blue-gray skies. She depicts every detail with precision and warmth, from architecture and cobblestones to horses, early automobiles and period clothing. An afterword with thumbnail images identifies each location and allusions to Daumier, Atget and a few Impressionists (other allusions, such as one to Madeline, are left to discover). McClintock scores a double coup, creating a must-see for francophiles and an engaging hide-and-seek game for homebodies. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A beautiful example of bookmaking, with plenty to charm children, this is a visual delight."
"Review" by , "This delightful combination of Where's Waldo, Arthur Geisert-like chain reactions and delicate, fine lines that richly detail the scenes is as enjoyable as a chocolate croissant."
"Review" by , "McClintock's beautifully restrained use of color may evoke a long-ago time, but her compositions are so dynamic that there's always something for contemporary children to discover."
"Synopsis" by ,
When Simons older sister, Adèle, picks him up from school, he has his hat and gloves and scarf and sweater, his coat and knapsack and books and crayons, and a drawing of a cat he made that morning. Adèle makes Simon promise to try not to lose anything. But as they make their way home, distractions cause Simon to leave something behind at every stop. What will they tell their mother?

 

Detailed pen-and-ink drawings - filled with soft watercolors - make a game of this unforgettable tour through the streets and scenes of early-twentieth-century Paris. Illustrated endpapers extend the fun by replicating a 1907 Baedeker map of Paris.

 
Adèle & Simon is a 2006 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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