Amy's Eyes (Illustrated)

Richard Kennedy (Author) Chihiro Nakagawa (Illustrator)
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Description

Amy's eyes are blue as the ocean and bright as buttons. In fact, they are buttons, for Amy is a doll. Once she was a flesh-and-blood orphan child at St. Anne's Home for Girls. But her beloved sailor doll turned into a real little man and went off to seek his fortune, becoming Captain of the frigate Ariel. So Amy pined away and--behold! She turning into a doll herself.

"Why, this means that almost anything could happen!" says the Captain upon his return.

And almost anything does, as the two set out on the Ariel with a crew that includes rabbits, dogs, cats, monkeys, and other animals (who were all once dolls themselves) on a dangerous quest for gold treasure.

Reviews for Amy's Eyes (1st Edition)

"Richard Kennedy has all the wacky charm and rakish humor of a Roald Dahl; the pathos and irrepressible optimism of Frances Hodgson Burnett; the fantasy, recovery, escape, and consolation of C.S. Lewis or L. Frank Baum." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Amy's Eyes, in my opinion, is indeed an extraordinary work. I think it's a brilliant novel in every way, and filled with inexhaustible riches: rich in conception, in language, in wise humor, in excitement. Richard Kennedy sets a new high standard for all of us concerned with quality in literature for young people. Writers, surely, must envy his achievement --and above all, admire it. I found the book altogether wonderful, and a permanent treasure." - Lloyd Alexander

"This vital sense of life, both as possibility and meaning, is this big book's wonderful achievement." - New York Times

"Amy's Eyes is one of the most startling, compelling novels to be published as children's literature in recent years. The story embraces practically every element of a classic fantasy adventure: a poor, gentle, noble child in an orphanage; a mean and spiteful woman to plague the child; a kind and loving protector; sailing ships and pirates and a search for a golden treasure." - The Seattle Times

"It is a masterpiece." - Oregon Media Association

Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Jericho Hill Publishing
Publish Date
May 15, 2018
Pages
430
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.87 X 9.0 inches | 1.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781732446809
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About the Author

Richard Kennedy (1910-1989) was a children's book illustrator for EilĂ­s Dillon, J.M. Barrie, and Astrid Lindgren, among others. He also wrote books such as Little Love Song and the memoir A Boy at the Hogarth Press, which chronicled his experiences as a teenager helping Leonard and Virginia Woolf with their printing press.
Chihiro Nakagawa is an author, illustrator, and translator. She was born in Tokyo, Japan. Chihiro spent a high school year in San Diego before returning to Japan, where she graduated from Tokyo University of Arts. Amy's Eyes was one of first books she translated into Japanese. She loved the book so much she added more than 100 illustrations to the Japanese edition. Those illustrations are now in the English language second edition of Amy's Eyes. Since Amy's Eyes she has translated more than 150 children's books from English to Japanese. Chihiro has written and illustrated several of her own books, including How to Take Care of an Angel, Who Made This Cake?, and The Phantom Princess and the Giant Goblin of Bukkira Mountain.

Reviews

"Richard Kennedy has all the wacky charm and rakish humor of a Roald Dahl; the pathos and irrepressible optimism of Frances Hodgson Burnett; the fantasy, recovery, escape, and consolation of C.S. Lewis or L. Frank Baum." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Amy's Eyes, in my opinion, is indeed an extraordinary work. I think it's a brilliant novel in every way, and filled with inexhaustible riches: rich in conception, in language, in wise humor, in excitement. Richard Kennedy sets a new high standard for all of us concerned with quality in literature for young people. Writers, surely, must envy his achievement --and above all, admire it. I found the book altogether wonderful, and a permanent treasure." - Lloyd Alexander

"This vital sense of life, both as possibility and meaning, is this big book's wonderful achievement." - New York Times

"Amy's Eyes is one of the most startling, compelling novels to be published as children's literature in recent years. The story embraces practically every element of a classic fantasy adventure: a poor, gentle, noble child in an orphanage; a mean and spiteful woman to plague the child; a kind and loving protector; sailing ships and pirates and a search for a golden treasure." - The Seattle Times

"It is a masterpiece." - Oregon Media Association

"Part allegory, part myth, part nursery tale, this above all the most rousing sea adventure since 'Treasure Island', sweeping along in cliff-hanging suspense." - The Advocate