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The only child

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A  New York Times  Best Illustrated Book Hailed by Entertainment Weekly and the Wall Street Journal as a best book of the year, this gorgeous and imaginative story--part picture book, part graphic novel--is utterly transporting and original. USA Today  declared it "a compelling and melancholy debut from an important new talent" as well as "an expansive and ageless book full of wonder, sadness, and wild bursts of imagination." And like Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Raymond Briggs's The Snowman,  it is quickly becoming a modern classic.   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. "A haunting, wordless, gorgeously drawn picture book."  -- People "Told wordlessly through soft, dreamy illustrations, Guojing's tale evokes the loneliness of growing up under China's one-child policy." -- Entertainment Weekly "A dreamy, wordless debut." -- The New York Times "Majestic.... Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such." -- Kirkus Reviews , Starred "Reminiscent of Raymond Briggs's classic, The Snowman (1978), this is quiet, moving, playful, and bittersweet all at once." -- Booklist , Starred
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Grouped Work ID 51450ee5-f403-be2d-8983-0936f0b04a8d
Full title only child
Author guojing
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-27 00:28:18AM

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display_description In this wordless graphic novel, a young girl traveling from her city apartment to her grandmother's country home becomes lost and enters a fantastical world in the clouds.
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subject_facet Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction, Graphic novels, Juvenile, Lost children -- Juvenile fiction, Stories without words
title_display The only child
title_full The Only Child, The only child / by Guojing
title_short The only child
topic_facet Adventure and adventurers, Comic and Graphic Books, Graphic novels, Juvenile, Juvenile Fiction, Lost children, Picture Book Fiction, Stories without words