Waterloo & Trafalgar

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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Enchanted Lion Books
Publish Date
Pages
64
Dimensions
7.5 X 0.5 X 10.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781592701278
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About the Author

Olivier Tallec is a children's book illustrator and graduate of the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in Paris. He has illustrated more than 150 books for children, including This Book Will Get You to Sleep, Who Done It, I Always Wanted One, and It's MY Tree, which he also wrote. He lives in France.

Reviews

STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
"The pointlessness of war, powerfully told despite having no words. [...] Tallec excels in expression; every movement, from scrunched-up anger to an exuberant grin, is meticulously planned, and these funny little soldiers show a wide range of emotion. [...] It is a truism that children represent the future--engaging stories about conflict resolution are necessary, and this one stands out. (Picture book. 5-10)"

"Tallec's rich, confident lines and colors connect him to the great French tradition of the bande dessinee, and the book is produced on satisfyingly heavy paper with a judicious use of die cuts that divide the action to comic effect. With no words to crowd the imagination, kids will love inventing their own stories out of each page. And they'll delight or puzzle over the camaraderie these two enemies achieve by the end." -- Elizabeth Rubin, The New York Times Book Review

"It is hard to imagine a more charming antiwar polemic." -- Publishers Weekly

"This book is outstanding. It speaks to peace without any preaching, allowing the reader to come to their own conclusions. It is a striking and vibrant example of what can be achieved with no words at all." -- Waking Brain Cells

"Waterloo and Trafalgar is a true gem - a much-to-be-admired example of storytelling power and a serious lesson about the absurdity of war that any reader (no matter how young) can appreciate." -- Colleen Mondor, Book Slut

STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
"The pointlessness of war, powerfully told despite having no words. [...] Tallec excels in expression; every movement, from scrunched-up anger to an exuberant grin, is meticulously planned, and these funny little soldiers show a wide range of emotion. [...] It is a truism that children represent the future--engaging stories about conflict resolution are necessary, and this one stands out. (Picture book. 5-10)"

"Tallec's rich, confident lines and colors connect him to the great French tradition of the bande dessinee, and the book is produced on satisfyingly heavy paper with a judicious use of die cuts that divide the action to comic effect. With no words to crowd the imagination, kids will love inventing their own stories out of each page. And they'll delight or puzzle over the camaraderie these two enemies achieve by the end." -- Elizabeth Rubin, The New York Times Book Review

"It is hard to imagine a more charming antiwar polemic." -- Publishers Weekly

"This book is outstanding. It speaks to peace without any preaching, allowing the reader to come to their own conclusions. It is a striking and vibrant example of what can be achieved with no words at all." -- Waking Brain Cells

"Waterloo and Trafalgar is a true gem - a much-to-be-admired example of storytelling power and a serious lesson about the absurdity of war that any reader (no matter how young) can appreciate." -- Colleen Mondor, Book Slut
"This book is amazing! I was completely blown away by it. It is absolutely brilliant. Everyone should be talking about this book for a long, long time. It's a wordless picture book about two characters, Waterloo and Trafalgar, who are at war with each other. They can only see each other when they peek over their respective walls and they do many things to antagonize each other. Finally, they are forced to come face to face. When they do, it will surprise and charm you. The illustrations are beautiful and they tell this amazing story perfectly." --The Picture Book Review
"Die-cuts and divided pages add to the delight of Waterloo & Trafalgar, giving it an animated feel." --Books4YourKids