The Only Child

By Guojing
A"New York Times"Best Illustrated Book
Hailed by "Entertainment Weekly" and the "Wall Street Journal" as a best book of the year, this gorgeous and imaginative story part picture book, part graphic novel is utterly transporting and original. "USA Today"declared it a compelling and melancholy debut from an important new talent" as well as "an expansive and ageless book full of wonder, sadness, and wild bursts of imagination. And likeShaun Tan's "The Arrival "and Raymond Briggs's "The Snowman, "it is quickly becoming a modern classic.
A little girl lost and alone follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But... home and family are very far away. How will she get back there?
In this magnificently illustrated and wordless masterpiece, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy."
" A haunting, wordless, gorgeously drawn picture book. " "People""
Told wordlessly through soft, dreamy illustrations, Guojing s tale evokes the loneliness of growing up under China s one-child policy. "Entertainment Weekly
A dreamy, wordless debut. "The New York Times""
"Majestic.... Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such." "Kirkus Reviews," Starred
"Reminiscent ofRaymond Briggs s classic, "The Snowman "(1978), this is quiet, moving, playful, and bittersweet all at once." "Booklist," Starred"


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Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such. "Kirkus Reviews"starred review Fine draftsmanship, deft pacing, and striking imaginative power distinguish this debut. "Publishers Weekly" starred review Each arresting, softly penciled panel is surprisingly luminous in spite of its monochromatic palette, and in those gentle scenes, Guojing evokes a wide range of feeling, especially the lonesomeness of the little girl, who never quite seems at ease alone. Reminiscent of Raymond Briggs classic, "The Snowman "(1978), this is quiet, moving, playful, and bittersweet all at once. "Booklist"starred review

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Publisher Schwartz & Wade Books
Publish date 12/01/2015
Pages 112
ISBN-13 9780553497045
Language English

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