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Along a Long Road Hardcover – June 28, 2011

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Editorial Reviews


"A terrific debut from Viva." - The New York Times

"This is one of those rare picture books that deserves a place not only on a child's bookshelf but in an art museum." - The Boston Globe

★ "[An] outstanding visual treat." - School Library Journal

  • A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
  • School Library Journal Best Books 2011
  • 50 Books/50 Covers American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Amazon: Best Children's Books of the Year 2012
  • Chicago Public Library: Best of the Best 2012
  • Finalist: Governor General's Literary Award (illustration)
  • Bank Street College: Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012

"...and after that exhilarating ride, we're just as keen as he is to start all over again. This time, we'll fully appreciate the graphic qualities of this tour de force" - The Globe and Mail

*"This outstanding visual treat about the open road will inspire readers, whether on three wheels or two, to pedal faster and farther."―School Library Journal (starred review)

"Eccentric and peculiar, but handsome, too."―Booklist

"Great fun to look at; kids will feel the speed of the bike and the there-ness of place."―Kirkus Reviews

"It's the kind of book that creates a mood rather than telling a story, evoking the freedom of traveling, the joy of movement, and the exhilaration of being outside."―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Frank Viva is an award-winning author/illustrator and graphic designer. His illustrations have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker, in The New York Times and many other places. His first picture book Along a Long Road was a 2011 New York Times Best Illustrated Book. He has published seven books and his work has been translated into ten languages. Making books is his favorite thing to do.