Jihyeon Lee (Author)

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
May 05, 2015
9.44 X 0.44 X 12.31 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

JiHyeon Lee was born in South Korea, where she earned degrees in art, design, and illustration, and where she still lives today. Pool is her first book.


"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