Weslandia

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Product Details
Price
$8.99  $8.36
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.63 X 9.33 X 0.18 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780763610524

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About the Author
Paul Fleischman is the author of many books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. With Candlewick Press, he is the author of The Dunderheads, The Matchbox Diary, and Eyes Wide Open, and Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word. He lives in Monterey, California. Kevin Hawkes is the award-winning illustrator of more than fifty acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, Me, All Alone at the End of the World by M. T. Anderson, The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky, and Sidewalk Circus and Weslandia by Paul Fleischman. He is also the illustrator of Michelle Knudsen's picture book Luigi, the Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten. He is also the acclaimed author-illustrator of both picture books and chapter books. Kevin Hawkes lives in Maine.
Reviews
Wesley is a nonconformist suffering rejection from classmates . . . until he puts his school lessons to use and founds his own civilization--Weslandia . . . Combining the allure of fantasy and science fiction with the dismissal of socially acceptable norms creates a true paradise for today's pre-teen and terrific fodder for social studies classes. At another level, the story works for younger children, who will be drawn to the art and appreciate Wesley's inventiveness, idominitable spirit, and ultimate triumph.
--The Horn Book (starred review)

This fantastical picture book, like its hero, is bursting at the seams with creativity . . . a vigorous shot in the arm to nonconformists everywhere . . . It's difficult to imagine a better pairing than Fleischman and Hawkes to bring this one of a kind kid--and his universe--so vividly to life.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)