Memory of an Elephant An Unforgettable Journey by Sophie Strady
  

Memory of an Elephant An Unforgettable Journey

Written by Sophie Strady
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Memory of an Elephant An Unforgettable Journey by Sophie Strady

Memory and meaning are at the heart of this oversized, content-rich picture book celebrating the life of Marcel, a soulful elephant. From the towering buildings outside his window and his recollected world travels, to the friends, flora and fauna that flourish around him, Marcel finds significance in his surroundings and, most importantly, in life's abundant details. Marcel is writing an encyclopaedia, after all and his entries are featured in full-page spreads packed with facts, elegantly situated alongside the story of his day and his life. Part story and part miscellany, this unforgettable book with dream-like illustrations will transfix both parents and children.

Reviews

An eccentric and delightful cabinet of curiosities. --Publishers Weekly This is no ordinary picture book. --Kirkus Reviews Knowledge and memory combine to surreal and joyful effect. -The Wall Street Journal An illustrated book for all ages that has real staying power. --Boing Boing Perfect for browsing, as readers will instantly get lost in Marcel's world of information. --School Library Journal Brainpickings

's Books and Picture-Books of 2014 The narrative is delightfully interrupted by facts.... plenty to appeal to little fact-collectors as well as those who never tire of Richard Scarry. --The Boston Globe Younger children will enjoy the detailed pictures and older children will enjoy hunting for connected facts. --Library Media Connection'

About the Author

Sophie Strady is an author living in Paris, France. Jean-FranCois Martin is an illustrator of numerous French picture books. His book, Fables, won the Bologna Ragazzi Fiction Award. He lives in Paris, France.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
38 pages

Author

Sophie Strady
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st September 2014

ISBN

9781452129037


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