Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad

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Product Details
Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
11.19 X 10.0 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780545399975

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About the Author
Henry Cole was an adored elementary-school science teacher for sixteen years. He has since illustrated over 150 popular books (some of which he has also authored), including his wordless Forever Home, award-winning picture book Unspoken, which was named an ALA Notable Children's Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, and his book One Little Bag, which was also named an ALA Notable Book, and received three starred reviews. He lives in Florida. To find out more about Henry, go to henrycole.net.
Reviews

Praise for Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

"[D]esigned to present youngsters with a moral choice . . . the author, a former teacher, clearly intended Unspoken to be a challenging book, its somber sepia tone drawings establish a mood of foreboding." -The New York Times Book Review

*"Moving and emotionally charged." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"Gorgeously rendered in soft dark pencils, this wordless book is reminiscent of the naturalistic pencil artistry of Maurice Sendak and Brian Selznick." -School Library Journal, starred review

*"Cole conjures significant tension and emotional heft (his silent storytelling calls to mind Brian Selznick's recent work) in this powerful tale of quiet camaraderie and courage." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"From the title on, silence and secrets create stirring drama in this wordless picture book . . . children will be moved to return to the images many times and fill in their own words." -Booklist

"What Cole shows so superbly through his accomplished yet unpretentious pencil art-the ideal medium for the book, as it looks as if it's of the era as well as portraying the era-is the keeping of secrets. The entire family appears to know what's going on, but the extent of each character's involvement is never made explicit." -Horn Book