Some Things I've Lost (Hardback)
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Some Things I've Lost (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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A wallet, a set of keys, a pair of glasses these are some of the household objects that disappear and are fantastically reconstituted in Cybele Young's inventive new picture book. Minimal text conveys the magic of a world where even inanimate objects are constantly undergoing a process of growth, transformation and change.

An introduction describing the frustration we feel when we lose something is followed by a catalogue of misplaced objects. Each item is shown first in its original form and then, through a series of gatefold spreads, is shown in the process of transforming into a marvelous and mysterious sea creature. At the very end of the book, we see these transformed objects in their new, watery habitat, a conclusion which will leave readers astonished by the distance they like the lost objects themselves have travelled.

Some Things I've Lost invites readers to consider the inevitability of change and the power of the imagination. On finishing the book, children and adults alike will look more closely at everything they have previously taken for granted.

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781554983391
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 538 g
Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Praise for Out the Window:"This whimsical celebration of imagination is a reminder to constantly seek to broaden our horizons, for new wonders always await." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 for Kids
A National Post Best Book of the Year
CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens, Spring 2016
Shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

"Imaginative, arresting, and superbly executed." Booklist, starred review

"The nature of art, the nature of transformation, and where all those lost items go are spun into the gold of philosophy and puckishness. . . . Universally mesmerizing." Kirkus, starred review

"Humorous, haunting, and just a touch creepy, it's a singular vision of the possibilities hidden in the everyday." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"In a perfect world, all children would be exposed to beautiful bookmaking like this." School Library Journal

"Page after page Young takes something small and ordinary and transforms it, expanding the possibilities of the everyday." Boston Globe

"A phenomenal exercise in visual storytelling." National Post

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