Sunday, April 3, 2016

Graphic Books

Bought from Littered With Books last month.

The Fox and The Star by Coralie Pickford-Smith is the story of a friendship between a lonely Fox and the Star who guides him through the frightfully dark forest.

Illuminated by Star’s rays, Fox forages for food, runs with the rabbits, and dances in the rain—until Star suddenly goes out and life changes, leaving Fox huddling for warmth in the unfamiliar dark. To find his missing Star, Fox must embark on a wondrous journey beyond the world he knows—a journey lit by courage, newfound friends, and just maybe, a star-filled new sky.

A heartwarming little tale.

Hardcover, 64 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Penguin Books

The Marvels is another stunner by Brian Selznick. Two seemingly unrelated stories--the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in words--come together. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries.

What’s fiction made of? Do true stories “matter” more than invented ones?

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