Lost and Found - Shaun Tan

Lost & Found (Arthur A. Levine, $21.99) is an art gallery within a book. Shaun Tan’s intricate visual meditation on subjects as varied as depression and colonialism consists of three stunning stories, including “The Lost Thing,” which was the basis for Tan’s Academy Awardwinning short film. Each of these poignant stories is filled with warmth and humanity. Part picture book, part Dada graphic novel, Tan’s ominous and fantastical paintings will engross readers. Ages 10 and up. ES
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By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545229241
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 1st, 2011

Eight Keys - Suzanne Lafleur

school. Her friendship with her best friend Franklin suddenly feels awkward, her class is full of mean girls led by Elise’s terrible locker partner, and a new baby displaces her at Uncle Hugh and Aunt Bessie’s house. Then, on her twelfth birthday, Elise discovers the first of the Eight Keys (Wendy Lamb, $16.99). Hidden in every corner of Elise’s life, each key reveals a room left for Elise by her father before he died, and each room helps Elise piece together her parents’ stories – and her own. Suzanne LaFleur’s poignant novel is filled with familiar characters. Ages 10-13. DMC

The Flint Heart - Katherine Paterson, John Paterson, John Rocco

In this revival of a century-old British fantasy tale, Katherine and John Paterson follow the journey of a magical stone charm that turns its possessor into a hard-hearted evildoer. Delivered with wit and grace, The Flint Heart (Candlewick, $19.99) is a comical, grim, and wonderfully absurd story full of unforgettable characters and a subtle yet effective political message. John Rocco’s illustrations add a layer of whimsy that makes this a book to share with younger and older readers alike. Ages 8-11. DR
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ISBN: 9780763647124
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2011