Pool by Lee Jihyeon


Written by Lee Jihyeon
Illustrated by


Pool by Lee Jihyeon

What happens when two shy children meet at a very crowded pool? Dive in to find out! Deceptively simple, this masterful book tells a story of quiet moments and surprising encounters and reminds us that friendship and imagination have no bounds.


The message is wordless but clear: don't stay safely on the surface but dive deep to find friendship and wonder.. a delight. --Kirkus Reviews Combines imaginative power and emotional restraint... An auspicious and memorable debut. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Brilliant. Lee's debut picture book is a swan dive. --School Library Journal, starred review A quiet tribute to the beauty of hidden depths. --The Wall Street Journal http: //smithsonianapa.org/bookdragon/pool-by-jihyeon-lee/Wherever you are, whatever your background, that first open page will surely be beckoning you to dive right in. Will stay with you even after you close the book and resurface. --The Boston Globe Opens the reader to miracles that can be uncovered in ordinary situations. --The New York Times Expect something more exciting than a swim lesson. --The Horn Book Magazine Diving into the unknown can be an exhilarating and magical experience --T: The New York Times Style Magazine A masterful wordless book that celebrates quiet moments and new friendship. --Creator's Syndicate That arresting cover delivers on its promises. Beauty, whimsy, stillness, imagination. --This Picture Book Life So many sweet little surprises in this story! -- Design Mom Perfect for preschoolers (and anyone with an imagination!). --Good Housekeeping An enchanting story of wonder and friendship. Dive right in. --BookPage A wordless masterpiece of space, scale, and silence... wonderful beyond words from cover to cover. --Brain Pickings A wonderful addition to any library, home or classroom. --Montreal Gazette The wide range of facial expressions on humans and fish alike encourage re-reading. -School Library Connection Makes you think, works on many different levels, and does it all without a single word, plunge right into Pool . --Nerdy Book Club A wondrous, wordless tale of a girl and boy and the magical world they discover once they brave the depths of a pool. - New York Times Notable Book of The Year This wordless book has details that urge storytelling and repeat examinations. - Fort Worth Star-Telegram Best Books of 2015

About the Author

This is Korean author/illustrator Lee Jihyeons first book. She is working on a second book for the same publisher. She did a residency in New York in 2012 after receiving her master's in Seoul, South Korea, in 2004. A practicing fine artist, she has shown her work all around Korea in many group and solo exhibitions. She lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.

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56 pages


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Chronicle Books

Publication date

5th May 2015



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