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Photos Through Time

by Patrick on 4/8/2013

The pictures in Wiesner's story are worth well more than a thousand words apiece, as the story of an antique camera's journey through time is told. The book is very suspenseful, and I could not wait to see where Wiesner was going with a story that I found reminiscent of the childhood thrill of tying a note to a helium balloon and waiting to discover where it landed. The vivid illustrations nearly jump off the page, especially the odd underwater photos and the action shot toward the end when the boy takes his own picture to add to the collection of photos that have filtered through time. The book will delight young children as they use their own imaginations to tell the story based on the illustrations found within. Read More

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In this wordless masterpiece from a two-time Caldecott medalist, a bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Full color.

Specifications

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780618194575
SKU 202707644
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0618194576
Release Date 10/11/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 11.5H x 9.75L x 0.5T
Author Info
David Wiesner
David Wiesner grew up loving to draw in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and went on to receive a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. Though he was initially not interested in illustrating for children, Wiesner's early foray into creating cover art for a popular kid's magazine, Cricket, put him an extremely successful path that garnered the artist several awards. A three-time Caldecott Medal recipient, Wiesner is best known for his gorgeously detailed, wordless (or sparsely worded) picture books. In 2007, he won the Caldecott for FLOTSAM.
Praise
"In Wiesner's much-honored style, the paintings are cinematic, coolly restrained and deliberate, beguiling in their sibylline images and limned with symbolic allusions. An invitation not to be resisted."
"Masterfully altering the pace with panel sequences and full-bleed spreads, [Wiesner] fills every inch of the pages with intricate, imaginative watercolor details. New details swim into focus with every rereading of this immensely satisfying excursion."
"Wiesner's detailed watercolors make the absurd wonderfully believable, his graphic storytelling sense is sure and swift, and children will surely love FLOTSAM from start to finish."
From the Publisher
Annotation A detailed, beautifully illustrated wordless picture book that follows a boy?s experiences with a camera discovered at the sea shore. As the nameless boy is playing on the sand, an old-fashioned box camera washes up. He gets the film inside developed and discovers an exciting, unexpected undersea world. Both a 2006 New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.
Annotation 1 The 2007 Caldecott Medal-winner is a detailed, beautifully illustrated wordless picture book that follows a boy's experiences with a camera discovered at the sea shore. As the nameless boy is playing on the sand, an old-fashioned box camera washes up. He gets the film inside developed and discovers an exciting, unexpected undersea world filled with unique and inventive creatures. Both a 2006 New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.
Editors Note While scouring the beach for flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore--a young science enthusiast stumbles upon an old underwater camera that contains secrets from beneath the sea.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0040
Publisher Clarion Books

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