The Liszts by Kyo Maclear
  

The Liszts

Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julia Sarda

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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Debut of the Month Welcome to the wonderful world of the Liszts. This somewhat eccentric family all make lists – mama, papa, the children, even the cat. They make lists all year round and every day, except Sundays, ‘which were listless’! You can see them filling their house with their lists in wonderfully dark, even gothic scenes – there’s something vaguely Addams Family about the Liszts, though they’re very human. Lists are a great way to bring a bit of order to the world, but it takes the arrival of a visitor, a new friend for the youngest Liszt Edward, to encourage them to leave a space at the bottom for the unexpected. Completely original, wonderful to look at, funny and intriguing, this is one to add to your list of must-haves. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

The Liszts by Kyo Maclear

Mama Liszt, Papa Liszt, Winifred, Edward, Frederick and Grandpa Liszt make lists all day long. So does their cat. Then one day a visitor arrives. He's not on anyone's list. Will the Liszts be able to make room on their lists for this new visitor? What will they do when something unexpected happens?

Kyo Maclear's quirky, whimsical story is perfectly brought to life with the witty, stunning illustrations of debut picture book artist Julia Sarda. Discover this humorous, poignant and unforgettable celebration of spontaneity.

Reviews

Simply enchanting in all its quirks Kirkus

Sarda's stylish spreads carry a whiff of Wes Anderson Publishers Weekly

A book to get lost in; Sarda's artwork is resplendent in detail, character and texture Fiona Noble The Bookseller

About the Author

Kyo Maclear is a children's author, novelist and essayist. She was born in England, but moved to Canada at a young age. Kyo's father is British and her mother is Japanese. Kyo now lives in Toronto with her two sons, two cats, a musician and a truckload of books.

Find Kyo on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyomaclear/

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Kyo Maclear
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Author's Website

kyomaclearkids.com/

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd November 2016

ISBN

9781783445158

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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