The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable

Oliver Jeffers (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.99  $22.99
Publisher
Philomel Books
Publish Date
September 17, 2019
Pages
96
Dimensions
7.4 X 10.0 X 0.6 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593115015

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About the Author

Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. From his highly acclaimed debut, How to Catch a Star he has gone on to create a collection of bestselling picture books which have been translated into many language all over the world, winning multiple awards including the NestlΓ© Children's Book Prize Gold Award, Blue Peter Book of the Year, and CBI Book of the Year and he has been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal five times. Lost and Found was made into a BAFTA-winning animated film. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.

Reviews

"Jeffers, who couples sparse prose with cheeky and minimalistic prints to drive home his moral warning, orchestrates a resounding interplay of images and words . . . . The result is a contemplative reading experience for readers of all ages." --TIME

"Jeffers paints Fausto and the objects of his desire with the nonchalant finesse he is known for and in the richly saturated colors he generally favors... Jeffers delivers swift justice in a few concluding words that make for an ending that satisfies for being both fair-minded and irrevocable."--New York Times Book Review

"Spacious, luminous lithographic illustrations combine with stark hand-set text in this powerful, beautiful fable."-- The Guardian

"In Jeffers's first book featuring lithography, a medium that reproduces the energy of his lines with startling vividness, dashes of violent pink, acid yellow, and Prussian blue punctuate expanses of white space. Boldly conceived and gracefully executed, Jeffers's dark fable imagines what happens when desire leads to selfishness and self-destruction, and shows the merits of calm refusal in the face of dangerous individuals."--Publishers Weekly

"A parable sure to spark lively discussions." --Booklist

"A cautionary fable on the banality of belligerence." --Kirkus Reviews