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ISBN13: 9781592701377
ISBN10: 159270137x
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Publisher Comments:

Ballad is a story, and like all great stories it deepens with each retelling.

Ballad builds over seven sequences. The first has three images: school, path, home. The next builds upon the first, giving us: school, street, path, forest, home. The next five sequences take up this story, but with new words and images that nearly double the previous sequence. Here a child encounters the world as he returns home from school, and we see his small world become enormous. This story is as old as the world. It happens every day.

Blexbolex is a bold, highly talented graphic artist. In addition to creating comics, he's been internationally acclaimed for Seasons, selected as a 2012 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and People.

Review:

"Blexbolex's previous children's books, Seasons and People, toyed with subtle hints of narrative amid their portraits of flora, fauna, and humans; the French artist pushes further into narrative experimentation with this small-format adventure that grows in complexity and strangeness as it progresses. Once again, Blexbolex's angular, vintage-flavored silkscreen illustrations are paired with brief descriptions. Unfolding in just a few pages, the first story segment suggests a mundane school day: 'The school, the road, home,' reads a tidy cursive font below a sequence of three illustrations. In the second segment, the unseen narrator notices more of the landscape ('The school, the street, the forest, home'). Strange occurrences quickly mount — a pipe-smoking 'stranger' arrives, foxlike 'bandits' lurk, and a blue 'witch' threatens. From there, the book becomes a wild journey involving an upside-down curse (it even affects the text), a kidnapping, a captive elf, the summoning of demons, and more; at one point, the text vanishes, requiring readers to grab hold of the storytelling reins. As a story, it's challenging, mysterious, and even obscure. As an object and a piece of bookmaking, it's a work of art. Ages 8 — up. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

In his latest bold endeavor, Blexbolex takes us on an experimental stroll, during which familiar things are always changing.

Synopsis:

Ballad, is a story. It is also a narrative song, and like all great stories, it deepens with each retelling.

Synopsis:

This image-based story builds page by page, over seven sequences. The initial sequence consists of three images: beginning, middle and end of a journey. The following six sequences take up this same story, but with new details and extra images added each time. The story thus quickly becomes enormous as the number of new images doubles with each sequence.

About the Author

Blexbolex is a bold and highly talented graphic artist. In addition to creating numerous comics, he has been internationally acclaimed for his books Seasons, which was selected as a 2012 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and People,which received the prestigious Goldene Letter Award in 2009 for "Best Book Design throughout the World."

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librariphile, December 17, 2013 (view all comments by librariphile)
This book is STUNNING! And it isn't just for children. It would make an absolutely lovely gift for book lovers or visual artists of all ages. I keep looking through the pages and wanting to Instagram every single one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592701377
Author:
Blexbolex, Blexbolex
Publisher:
Enchanted Lion Books
Author:
Blexbolex
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Edition Description:
Paper Over Board
Publication Date:
20131105
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
6.5 x 5.63 in
Age Level:
from 4

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Product details 280 pages Enchanted Lion Books - English 9781592701377 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Blexbolex's previous children's books, Seasons and People, toyed with subtle hints of narrative amid their portraits of flora, fauna, and humans; the French artist pushes further into narrative experimentation with this small-format adventure that grows in complexity and strangeness as it progresses. Once again, Blexbolex's angular, vintage-flavored silkscreen illustrations are paired with brief descriptions. Unfolding in just a few pages, the first story segment suggests a mundane school day: 'The school, the road, home,' reads a tidy cursive font below a sequence of three illustrations. In the second segment, the unseen narrator notices more of the landscape ('The school, the street, the forest, home'). Strange occurrences quickly mount — a pipe-smoking 'stranger' arrives, foxlike 'bandits' lurk, and a blue 'witch' threatens. From there, the book becomes a wild journey involving an upside-down curse (it even affects the text), a kidnapping, a captive elf, the summoning of demons, and more; at one point, the text vanishes, requiring readers to grab hold of the storytelling reins. As a story, it's challenging, mysterious, and even obscure. As an object and a piece of bookmaking, it's a work of art. Ages 8 — up. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
In his latest bold endeavor, Blexbolex takes us on an experimental stroll, during which familiar things are always changing.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ballad, is a story. It is also a narrative song, and like all great stories, it deepens with each retelling.
"Synopsis" by ,
This image-based story builds page by page, over seven sequences. The initial sequence consists of three images: beginning, middle and end of a journey. The following six sequences take up this same story, but with new details and extra images added each time. The story thus quickly becomes enormous as the number of new images doubles with each sequence.
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