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A Long Way Away by Frank Viva
  

A Long Way Away

Frank Viva

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Synopsis

A Long Way Away by Frank Viva

Embark on a journey beyond our wildest dreams!Start from one end of the book, and you're up in space. Follow a sweet creature's journey as he floats down and away from his home planet . . .through outer space . . . past the moon, into Earth's atmosphere. . . . splashing down through the ocean's surface...and finally to the bottom of the sea, where he snuggles in for some well-needed rest.Or, start from the other end, and you're on the ocean floor. Our creature awakens and begins to float up through a watery undersea world...breaking through the surface and into the sky...beyond the clouds and past the moon...through the galaxy...to the far reaches of distant space...Until at last, he arrives home to be embraced by a cozy alien family on a distant planet.A LONG WAY AWAY is a wondrous and surprising journey; one that is vast, beautiful, and sometimes treacherous, but always resolves in the most comforting way - our charming creature is either venturing up to go home, or floating down to go to bed. Beautifully spare text is paired with art rich with vibrant detail, from schools of fish to airplanes to spaceships, comets, and planets; here is surprising and marvelous flight of fancy from rising star Frank Viva.

Reviews

A terrific debut from Viva.

Simultaneously stylish and restrained.

Simultaneously stylish and restrained. --Publishers Weekly [Viva's] bold graphic designs are kitschy clean, weirdly classy, and inviting all at once.... --Booklist From the farthest reaches of outer space to the deepest ocean on Earth and back again, Frank Viva takes readers on a round trip ride...Deceptively simple, this is one story a parent or child will want to return to again and again. --The Horn Book * This outstanding visual treat about the open road will inspire readers. --School Library Journal (starred review) * Cleverly designed and perfectly executed, this dynamic two-way story across space, land and sea offers multidimensional adventure and possibilities. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) This is one of those rare picture books that deserves a place not only on a child's bookshelf but in an art museum - and would be equally at home in both. --The Boston Globe A terrific debut from Viva. --The New York Times

About the Author

Frank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, on the cover of the New Yorker, on scaffolding surrounding a library, and on the illustrated stationary produced by his company Whigby. But ever since publishing his first picture book, Along a Long Road, making books is his favorite thing to do.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Frank Viva
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Publisher

Little, Brown Young Readers an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

2nd April 2013

ISBN

9780316221962


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