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The Only Child

A little girl -- lost and alone -- follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But...home and family are very far away. How will she get back there?

In this magnificently illustrated and wordless masterpiece, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy.

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"Although this is a wordless picture book, there is no lack of story. Illustrated with pencil in softly shaded tones of gray and white, the girl's subtle expressions are captured simply but acutely. The style is cartoony; however, the black-and-white palette gives it a sophisticated tone. With the exception of several dramatic spreads, most pages are organized into graphic novel-style panels....Part picture book, part graphic novel, this book is a solid addition that will spark discussion and inspire budding artists." — Jaclyn Anderson, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Guojing
Illustrator Guojing
ISBN 0553497057
Publication Date Dec 1, 2015
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
Language English