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NORTON JUSTER is the acclaimed author of the children's novel The Phantom Tollbooth, and the Caldecott-winning picture book, The Hello, Goodbye Window, among others. His book The Dot and the Line was made into an Academy Award winning film. He was also a practicing architect until his retirement.

G. BRIAN KARAS is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator and writer of many books for children, including Clever Jack Takes the Cake, which received four starred reviews; How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?; Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Home on the Bayou, which was the recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming. You can visit him at GbrianKaras.com.

Review:

"In this emotionally authentic tale of an unhappy new kid in town, Karas (Young Zeus) pictures the boy — unnamed at first — punting a box off his front stoop, then grumpily taking his mother's advice to 'take a little walk down the block.' The boy slouches to a street corner and begins to call out the name 'Neville.' As he shouts, other children gather to help and ask about Neville ('When did he move here?'). Oddly, they never ask the boy his own name, nor do they fret when Neville fails to appear. By sunset, the displaced child can half-smile at having made acquaintances. Karas's melancholy illustrations brighten and expand as the mood improves; small, quiet type sets the sullen tone, until colorful hand-lettered display type implies the children's collective chatter. Readers learn the boy's name only at bedtime (hint: it starts with N), a resolution that reinforces sympathy. Juster (The Odious Ogre) identifies a common, stressful situation, and Karas handles the drama with compassion, implying a lonely, single-parent household. Even if the narrative logic falls short, this poignant tale expresses a longing for connections. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375867651
Author:
Juster, Norton
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Author:
Karas, G. Brian
Subject:
Situations / New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.8 x 11.68 x 0.42 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this emotionally authentic tale of an unhappy new kid in town, Karas (Young Zeus) pictures the boy — unnamed at first — punting a box off his front stoop, then grumpily taking his mother's advice to 'take a little walk down the block.' The boy slouches to a street corner and begins to call out the name 'Neville.' As he shouts, other children gather to help and ask about Neville ('When did he move here?'). Oddly, they never ask the boy his own name, nor do they fret when Neville fails to appear. By sunset, the displaced child can half-smile at having made acquaintances. Karas's melancholy illustrations brighten and expand as the mood improves; small, quiet type sets the sullen tone, until colorful hand-lettered display type implies the children's collective chatter. Readers learn the boy's name only at bedtime (hint: it starts with N), a resolution that reinforces sympathy. Juster (The Odious Ogre) identifies a common, stressful situation, and Karas handles the drama with compassion, implying a lonely, single-parent household. Even if the narrative logic falls short, this poignant tale expresses a longing for connections. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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