The Rock from the Sky (Hardback)
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The Rock from the Sky (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 13/04/2021
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Boasting the same wry, deadpan humour and distinctive artwork that made Klassen’s Hat trilogy such a phenomenon, The Rock from the Sky is a hilarious tale of friendship and frustration between a turtle and an armadillo.   

Look up! From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.

Turtle really likes standing in his favourite spot. He likes it so much that he asks his friend Armadillo to come over and stand in it, too. But now that Armadillo is standing in that spot, he has a bad feeling about it...

A hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there's something off somewhere, but you just can't put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit and existential silliness, celebrated picture-book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406395570
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 265 x 200 x 10 mm


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'Saturated with Klassen's characteristic wry humour, and ideal for children of four or five and up, it's full of side-eyeing reptiles, shared imaginings, creeping suspense and narrowly avoided catastrophe.' - The Guardian

'The writer and illustrator Jon Klassen has become something of a star following the trilogy that started with I Want My Hat Back, his spare, dry style offering a darkly different take on life for young readers while inspiring internet memes and even tattoos for the oldies. All will surely love his latest, The Rock from the Sky, a picture book in five vignettes with a distinct, absurdist flavour and Klassen's trademark muted palette.' - The Observer

'A new Jon Klassen is always a treat, and this deadpan gem will make you simultaneously laugh out loud and marvel at his visual wizardry.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

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“Hilarious”

Each time I see that Jon Klassen has a new children's book out, I have to read it. He's fantastic at showing emotion with what seems to be very simple storyline and there's always plenty of laughs...

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Whispering Stories

“An unusual read dotted with humour”

The Rock from the Sky is a strange and weird children’s picture book, but if you have read author Jon Klassen’s work before you will understand that this is his style.

The story is split into five sections. The Rock,... More

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“Hillarious”

A very funny story about a turtle, an armadillo and a rock falling from the sky. Beautifully illustrated in a more traditional style, the story itself is brilliant and amusing, a tale about fate, fortune and being in... More

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