David Small author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Stitches, is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, the Christopher Medal, and the E. B. White Award. He and his wife, the writer Sarah Stewart, live in Michigan.
"A breathtaking, horrific, and ultimately redemptive work." -- Miami Herald "A profound and moving gift of graphic literature that has the look of a movie and reads like a poem." -- Jules Feiffer "Small ... employs angled shots and silent montages worthy of Alfred Hitchcock." -- Washington Post
This acclaimed memoir by an award--winning children's book illustrator delves into Small's difficult childhood in which his father subjected him to repeated X-rays. He eventually developed cancer and lost his voice following surgery. Unable to speak, Small is further isolated and alienated from his unhappy family. A deeply emotional and haunting story, with gorgeous illustrations. This book was nominated for the National Book Award in the youth category, but the subject matter is rather dark; appropriate for older teens and up. (LJ 7/09) (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.