The Book from Far Away By Bruce Handy

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ISBN: 9781662651342


Published by (2023-08-15)

In this fantastical picture book perfect for fans of Aaron Becker’s Journey, a human child and a child from another planet discover that no matter where you live or what your books are like, reading—and sharing—are universal.

A cosmic celebration of the joy of sharing books and having new experiences awaits readers in this captivating wordless picture book for ages 4 to 8. A child busy reading in a treehouse spots a family who seems to have just arrived on Earth for a picnic. The youngest member of the alien family holds a mind-bendingly strange object. Could it be a book from outer space? At the end of this gorgeously illustrated tale, each child returns home with a book from far away to remember a kind stranger. Sure to take its place among gently fantastical favorites like Sophie Blackall’s If You Come to Earth and Carson Ellis’s Du Iz Tak?, this picture book will enchant and delight curious kids and book lovers everywhere.

Book Details

Format: eBook
Price: 11.99 USD / 15.99 CAD
Published: 2023-08-15
ISBN: 9781662651342
Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 10-1/2

A Bank Street Best Children's Book

“A magical, wordless tribute to the universal power of reading.” We Are Teachers

"Amazing! Bruce and Julie have created a wonderful addition to the wordless book canon. Julie’s beautiful art is rich with detail and visual invention. She shows everyday and otherworldly incidents through flowing, organic compositions that carry the reader on a delightfully strange, compelling, and heartwarming adventure." — David Wiesner, 3-time winner of the Caldecott Medal

“This wordless tale speaks volumes…..emphasizes that kids understand kids, no matter their origin, and that books have universal appeal—literally. Readers will love poring over the clearly composed artwork’s luminous, wondrously imaginative, interplanetary details.” Kirkus Reviews

“Intriguing….Benbasset’s distinctive renderings of the outer space family and its belongings exude charm.”Publishers Weekly

"“Alluring….beautifully conceived by Handy and Benbasset, dazzles….” — Nell Beram, Shelf Awareness

“Stunning … will inspire and empower storytellers AND storymakers.” Kitlitbrain

"★ Exquisite illustrations .... Lovely". Imagination Soup

"“Wordless masterpiece." Let's Talk Picture Books

“The sweetest tale of connection and love of reading. No matter what form reading comes in—whether it be on paper, online, audio, or even extraterrestrial, we are all connected to great stories. Each page is packed with adventure and curiosity and I promise you’ll love the journey!” — Squarepegsroundworld