Enter the Mirrorscape - an amazing world limited only by the artist's imagination...Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, Melkin Womper is apprenticed to a master painter, Ambrosius Blenk. Son of a village weaver, Mel is over-awed by the master's richly coloured and vividly detailed paintings. He is particularly amazed by the colours, because there are no colours back home. To have colour in your life, you have to buy the Pleasure, and the sinister scarlet-robed Fifth Mystery own the rights to such Pleasures. Soon, Mel and his new friends Ludo and Wren find themselves caught in a power struggle between the Mystery and the master. One that involves stepping through paintings into a world where the bizarre is commonplace and all logic is irrelevant. A world where angels, pyramid mazes, imaginary monsters, talking houses and - most importantly - the simple paintbrush all combine to form a hugely original and deeply compelling fantasy. This is a thrilling adventure filled with fantastical creatures in an incredibly visual secret world.
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Mike Wilks founded his own very successful graphic design company, TWD in 1970, and in 1975 started a second career as an illustrator and writer. He is inspired by Bosch, Brueghel, Escher and Dadd. He has had eight books of illustration work published, two of which were bestsellers, including The Ultimate Alphabet, which was in the Sunday Times bestseller chart for 57 weeks, sold 750,000 copies worldwide and was WHSmith's 'most shop-lifted title'. The BBC made an award-winning documentary about his work in the early 90s and there have been four one-man exhibitions of his work. His work is in a number of permanent collections, including the V&A and Museum of Modern Art in New York and his artwork is bought by collectors across Europe and the US. (Sir Tim Rice is among his many fans.) Mike lives in London and has been creating the world of Mirrorscape for ten vears...From School Library Journal:
Grade 5–8—Enter a dismal world where pleasures are controlled by five Mysteries in the first title (Egmont, 2009) in a projected trilogy by Mike Wilks. Mel Womper loves to draw and is offered an apprenticeship under the master painter, Ambrosias Blenk. From the beginning, he runs into trouble with the fifth Mystery, which controls color, the backbone of the art world. The head apprentice, Groot, doesn't like the addition of Mel to the ranks. Doomed to perform menial tasks under Groot's rule, Mel is befriended by Ludo, a fellow apprentice, and the kitchen girl, Wren. The adventure begins when Mel witnesses the Master doing something secretive in his office. Then Mel and Ludo stumble into Mirrorscape, the worlds within paintings where imagination exists. Just like the Narnia books, time passes slowly in Mirrorscape, affording the friends the ability to move in and out of reality. They become embroiled in a battle between the Fifth Mystery and the Rainbow Rebellion, and only wit and imagination can help them survive. Wilks builds a rich background around art and the world of painting. Fantastic creatures and extraordinary events fill the pages and the use of literary elements is well done, but at times it is difficult to feel a deep connection to the characters and events taking place. Paul English is masterful in his pacing and performance, giving each character a distinct voice and bringing energy to the tale.—Robyn Gioia, Bolles School, Ponte Vedra, FL
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Buchbeschreibung Egmont Children'S Books, 2007. kart. Buchzustand: Gut. 592 S. Das Buch befindet sich in einem guten altersgemäßen Allgemeinzustand mit normalen Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren, Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Artikel-Nr. 22628
Buchbeschreibung Egmont Children's Books, 2007. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - Für Melkin Womper erfüllt sich sein Lebenstraum, als er bei dem Künstler Ambrosius Blenk in die Lehre gehen darf. Dessen Bilder sind Meisterwerke in Detail und Farbreichtum. Und das ist ungewöhnlich, denn in Melkins Welt muss man Farbe fürs Leben erst kaufen?Enter the Mirrorscape, an amazing world limited only by the artists imagination. Thrilling fantasy adventure unlike anything else! 10+ An incredibly visual secret world! 592 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF3003274809
Buchbeschreibung Egmont Children's Books, 2007. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Sehr gut Sofortversand, ungelesenes Mängelexemplar, einige Seiten geknickt - Enter the )Mirrorscape( - an amazing world limited only by the artist's imagination. A thrilling adventure filled with fantastical creatures in an incredibly visual secret world. Makes the reader see pictures and the creation of paintings in a whole different way. Contains rich themes for sophisticated readers. Ages: 10+.< 592 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000018522