The Liszts

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
7.6 X 11.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781770494961

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About the Author

KYO MACLEAR is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author for big people and little people. Her previous picture books for children include The Good Little Book; Julia, Child; The Specific Ocean; Mr. Flux; Spork; and Virginia Wolf, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize. The Letter Opener, her first novel for adults, won the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her most recent novel, Stray Love, appeared on several notable Best of 2012 lists. She lives in Toronto with singer and composer David Wall and their two children. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Reviews

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PRAISE FOR The Liszts

"Reminiscent of the best nonsense children's books, Maclear's wry tale oozes pure whimsy. The text revels in offbeat sincerity, wringing chuckles out of juxtapositions and amusing dialogue .... Simply enchanting in all its quirks." --Kirkus Reviews

"The joy shared by Edward and the visitor lifts the story out of its velvet-draped languor." --Publishers Weekly

"An entirely unique book, ideal for one-on-one sharing, with rich illustrations and a quaint story worth poring over." --School Library Journal

"Text and art beautifully combine to draw the reader in to revel not only in artifacts and lavish detail, but the wide-open spaces of the unknown." --Quill & Quire

"...the offbeat, eye-catching illustrations will lure in many to this sophisticated, darkly humorous tale." --Booklist

"In a time when information is increasingly available as point-form snippets, The Liszts is a reminder to explore the world and find joy in its crazy unpredictability." --National Reading Campaign

"...a lyrical, whimsical and wonderfully-written tale featuring beautiful artwork that will keep kids turning the pages, if not turn them back again for the almost gothic look of the Liszt's colorful world." --Paradise Bound

"[A] humorous and poignant celebration of spontaneity." --49th Shelf (blog)