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*"Conveying communal wisdom and collective hope, this volume honors reading and knowledge as staples for a proverbial lifeboat." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
From Caldecott Medalist Ed Young comes a charming, accordion-style picture book about the life of a library.
Rendered in gorgeous mixed-media collage, and in a striking, accordion-style format, Caldecott Medalist Ed Young's Vessel of Promises outlines the life of a library and the impact that books and reading can have on people throughout the world. Sure to appeal to kids and adults alike!
Praise for Ed Young's The Weather's Bet:
*"Awe-inspiring artwork as powerful as any force of nature."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Lyrical and profound." --School Library Journal
"A good classroom readaloud."--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
STEPHEN COWAN, MD, has been a practicing pediatrician for thirty-five years. He has lectured internationally and is the author of Fire Child Water Child: How Understanding The Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child's Self-Esteem and Attention. He has consultation practices in both Manhattan and Westchester, New York. He is the medical director of the nonprofit Tournesol Kids, which envisions a world where all children are heroes, inspired to grow and discover well-being by celebrating their unique powers and learning to share them with the world.
Caldecott Medalist ED YOUNG is the illustrator of more than ninety books for children, seventeen of which he has also written. Born in Tientsin, China, Ed Young grew up in Shanghai and later moved to Hong Kong. As a young man, he came to the United States to study architecture but turned instead to his love of art. In 1990, his book Lon Po Po was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for The Emperor and the Kite and Seven Blind Mice, and was awarded the Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Mr. Young live in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
"Readers will grasp the idea that books contain promises of enlightenment and knowledge that must be preserved." --Publishers Weekly