Junction by Nathan Jurevicius
  

Synopsis

Junction by Nathan Jurevicius

For generations the Face Changers have made the clay tokens that change the winds and faces of their kin. This month the youngest is tasked to take the ten thousand footsteps to the top of the mountain and engulf the town in the winds of change. Inspired by the parental tall tale of warning if the wind changes your face will stick like that, as well as Judeo-Christian mythology and the mythology of Australian aboriginal tribes, Junction combines a variety of influences to produce a magical piece of modern mythmaking. Nathan Jurevicius is an Australian/Canadian illustrator who has worked in a variety of media including designer toys, video games, and animation. He is best known for his acclaimed multi-platform project, the psychedelic and heartfelt modern folktale Scarygirl. Nathan currently lives and works in Toronto.

Reviews

Junction is a truly remarkable picture book, sure to fascinate children and grown-ups alike. -- Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, Broken Pencil Junction is an ideal book for young readers attracted to a more bizarre aesthetic, showing children how to break traditional design rules to create art with a distinct perspective. Adults can find value in the intricacy of Jurevicius

-- Oliver Sava, A.V. Club Junction...leaves readers with a newfound appreciation of the combined power of image and imagination. -- Christina Quintiliani, Canadian Review of Materials An enticing slide into the strange, particularly for fans of Shaun Tan's wilder fancies. -- Kirkus Reviews Nathan Jurevicius

...a rare achievement that only a true master of mysterio autentico can accomplish. -- Jim Woodring, creator of Frank and Jim Praise for Scarygirl A superb example of the cheerful, pigtailed-horror aesthetic that presents otherwise nightmarish worlds as cuddly-cute and kookily spooky, Scarygirl is a delight for the eyes. -- Will Freeman, The Guardian A visually stunning book...a bold spectacle. -- Sunday Age The artwork explodes with vibrant color and psychedelic imagery, drawing Scarygirl's world in bold and vivid detail...A whole feast of treats and surprises. -- Center for Youth Literature

About the Author

Nathan Jurevicius is an Australian-Canadian illustrator who has worked in a variety of media including designer toys, video games and animation. He is best known for his acclaimed multi-platform project the psychedelic and heartfelt modern folktale Scarygirl. Nathan currently lives and works in Toronto.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
52 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Nathan Jurevicius
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Publisher

Koyama Press

Publication date

15th September 2015

ISBN

9781927668214


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