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Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found

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ISBN13: 9780761163589
ISBN10: 0761163581
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In her first book for adults, the artist Sophie Blackall creates a deeply felt, poignant book about love—a book that captures the mystery, the yearning, at times the cosmic humor behind the “what if?” of a missed connection.

Like a message in a bottle, a “missed connection" classified (usually posted on a website) is an attempt however far-fetched, by one stranger to reach another on the strength of a remembered glance, smile, or blue hat. The anonymous messages are hopeful and hopeless, funny and sad. Ms. Blackall, award-winning illustrator of Rubys Wish and Big Red Lollipop, has turned some of the most evocative (or hilarious) of them into exquisite paintings.

Missed Connections is a collection of illustrated love stories. Theres “We Shared a Bear Suit.” “If Not for Your Noisy Tambourine.” “Hairy Bearded Swimmer.” Each is told in the shorthand of a “missed connection,” and then illustrated in Chinese ink and watercolor. The paintings are extraordinary: delicate yet full of feeling, each springing from one little detail of the post into a fully imagined world. Each brings the voyeuristic pleasure of watching love at first sight, and the pleasure of watching an artist discover a fresh new way to tell a story. And not all the connections are missed. Hidden in the book are three pieces that conjure up the magic of love found.

About the Author

Sophie Blackall has illustrated over twenty books for children, including the Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning Ruby’s Wish, Meet Wild Boars, which won her a Founder’s
Award from the Society of Illustrators, the Ivy and Bean series, and more. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family and a stuffed armadillo.

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alexandria_, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by alexandria_)
One book that has stood out to me this year is Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found by Sophie Blackall. The idea of the book is enchanting and executed beautifully. An actual missed connection ad is combined with an imaginative picture made by Sophie. Some of the people created in the pictures remind me of a vintage photograph in colour. Although it doesn't take long to read, I've found myself going back to it often to enjoy the experience once again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761163589
Subtitle:
Found
Author:
Blackall, Sophie
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
General Art
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110922
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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