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Tom Clohosy Cole studied at Kingston University and is the author-illustrator of Space Race. He lives and works in London.

Review:

"The son of a family separated by the Berlin Wall narrates Cole's (Space Race) story. His father is in the West, while the boy, his mother, and his younger sister are trapped in the East: 'I worried he was lonely, but Mom said life was better over there.' The wall dominates the lives of the East German inhabitants. Escape attempts are common; ordinary citizens cheer them on. Cole's silk screen — like digital artwork conveys this reality with unusual thoughtfulness and complexity. The images focus on the cheerless Iron Curtain landscape, gloomy expanses punctuated by intrusive beams of light, and each contains a moment of contrast or surprise. The boy succeeds in digging a tunnel to the West, bringing his mother and sister to safety, their lives spared at one point by a kindly guard ('He said nothing should come between a father and his family'). Doll-like figures temper the story's more difficult episodes, yet Cole never hides the terror and injustice of life under totalitarian government. A brief note discusses the building of the Berlin Wall, but not Cold War politics; additional context-setting will help. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763675608
Author:
Cole, Tom Clohosy
Publisher:
Templar Books
Author:
Tom Clohosy Cole
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Europe
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.75 x 9.26 x 0.4 in 1.0875 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 32 pages Templar Books - English 9780763675608 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The son of a family separated by the Berlin Wall narrates Cole's (Space Race) story. His father is in the West, while the boy, his mother, and his younger sister are trapped in the East: 'I worried he was lonely, but Mom said life was better over there.' The wall dominates the lives of the East German inhabitants. Escape attempts are common; ordinary citizens cheer them on. Cole's silk screen — like digital artwork conveys this reality with unusual thoughtfulness and complexity. The images focus on the cheerless Iron Curtain landscape, gloomy expanses punctuated by intrusive beams of light, and each contains a moment of contrast or surprise. The boy succeeds in digging a tunnel to the West, bringing his mother and sister to safety, their lives spared at one point by a kindly guard ('He said nothing should come between a father and his family'). Doll-like figures temper the story's more difficult episodes, yet Cole never hides the terror and injustice of life under totalitarian government. A brief note discusses the building of the Berlin Wall, but not Cold War politics; additional context-setting will help. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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