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Author: Atwood, Margaret

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 32

EAN: 9780888997296

Release Date: 23-02-2006

Languages: english

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Hardcover

Details: Product Description This story about the adventures of two children who live up in a tree is vintage Atwood -- playful, whimsical and wry. The perfect integration of words and pictures creates a coherent and delightful whole. When this charming book was first published in 1978, there was a widespread idea that it was too expensive and risky to publish a children's book in Canada. And so Margaret Atwood not only wrote and illustrated the book, she handlettered the type! The book was created in the old-fashioned way, using only two colors that mixed together to produce a surprisingly large range of tones and textures. The delightful result reminds us that technology hasn't necessarily made things better. This facsimile edition renders intact the unique pleasures of the original. From Booklist PreS-Gr. 2. First published in Canada in 1976, Atwood's small, whimsical book has been reprinted for U.S. distribution for the first time. In her author's note, Atwood mentions that she wrote and illustrated the book during a period in which two-color printing was common, and she says that she had hand-lettered the book to save money. The production does appear dated, but that doesn't detract from the appeal. Rendered in shades of red and blue, the fanciful illustrations extend the story of two saucer-eyed boys who live in a tree. The book resembles an easy reader: short sentences composed of basic vocabulary; rhythmic, repetitive phrases to help propel new readers through the story. Spare and simple, this title offers a refreshing return to basics. Gillian Engberg Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Review ...a whimsical story of two big-eyed kids who, indeed, live in a tree....for those who think Atwood can't do cute, think again. ( Calgary Herald 2006-04-06) ...little people will...become enchanted by the sounds and cadence of the words in Up in The Tree. ( Globe and Mail 2006-04-06) A delightful addition for any school, library or personal collection! Highly recommended. ( Resource Links 2006-06-06) Spare and simple, this 30-year-old title offers a refreshing return to basics. ( Booklist 2006-04-01) The lyrical, rhyming text will delight even the youngest children, and early readers will be able to read the book independently. Highly recommended. ( Resource Links 2006-06-06) This could be a collectible - not just because it's Atwood. Because it still rocks....a gem of a book. (Sheree Fitch New Brunswick Telegraph 2006-04-06) About the Author MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest novel, The Testaments, is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include Cat’s Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

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