The Hero of Little Street
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|Format:||Hardcover, 32 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 2012|
When a boy being chased through present-day London seeks refuge in the National Gallery, a dog escapes from the painting of one Dutch master, and together they leap into the painting of another, where their adventures in 17th-century Delft are a prelude to returning to London and continuing the chase. Full color.
About the Author
Gregory Rogers is one of Australia's finest children's book illustrators and in 1995 was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for "Way Home" by Libby Hathorn. His first book for Roaring Brook Press, " The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard," was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He divides his time between Brisbane, Australia and Denver, Colorado.
"Rogers' deft management of perspective and movement, his clever visual jokes and intertextual allusions, and his careful compositions demonstrate once again his masterful storytelling in the wordless genre."--"BCCB"
"A delightful little excursion for busy imaginations."--"Booklist"
"A superb, witty book that will appeal both to squirmy, clueless kids and educated art connoisseurs."-"Horn Book, "starred "Rogers's visual narrative is both an aesthetic treat and masterful storytelling."-"School Library Journal", starred "All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now." -"Kirkus "
|Publisher: ||Roaring Brook Press|
|Dimensions: ||31.04 x 23.95 x 1.19 centimeters (0.49 kg)|