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Thomas Franklin "Former elementary school librarian, current children's book writer" RSS Feed (Raleigh, NC)

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by Bill Thomson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $9.59
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful & Wordless, June 14, 2010
This review is from: Chalk (Hardcover)
One of the biggest challenges for a picture book author/illustrator is to come up with a compelling story that can deeply involve the reader without using words. Think of David Wiesner's Tuesday and Flotsam (Caldecott Medal Book) -- two great stories with pictures so rich and detailed that words are truly unnecessary.

Bill Thompson brings the same level of artistic skill to Chalk. After reading it, I wanted to re-read it to get a better idea of exactly how Thompson carried off such a rich story in so few pages and with only his images.

I & Claudius: Travels With My Cat
I & Claudius: Travels With My Cat
by Clare de Vries
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine journey across the USA, January 3, 2000
A humorous adventure across the southern sweep of the USA by a young British woman and her 19 year old Burmese cat, Claudius. De Vries writes with wit, keen insight and a frenzied combination of neuroses, paranoia, fear & loathing, and humor that makes the book enjoyable and an all-too quick read. (Claudius, for his part, takes it all in stide, acting as the Voice of Reason and Wisdom.) In typical Road Story fashion both De Vries and Claudius come to terms with each other's strengths and weaknesses and to the greater meanings of love and life. A highly recommended book!

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