Colin Thompson The Paradise Garden

ISBN 13: 9781741664195

The Paradise Garden

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9781741664195: The Paradise Garden

Another classic picture book by the legendary Colin Thompson, reissued by popular demand In the quiet of a great garden, away from the noise and fumes of the city, Peter finds the peace and contentment that is missing from his home life. Yet just as summer turns to winter, so must Peter return home—but his paradise garden goes with him.

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From Colin Thompson, whose work has been described by The New York Times as "unusually provocative and rewarding," comes a lush journey into the soul of a young city boy who finds peace amidst the chaos around him.  The noise of blaring radios, honking horns, fighting neighbors, crying babies, and his own shouting mother are driving Peter crazy.  His salvation appears in the form of a fabulous park in the west of the city where he finds shelter from the storm in his mind and a refuge for his weary senses. Thompson's intricate art is filled with hidden surprises, begging the reader to look again and again, holding forth the promise of a new reward each time.  Fans of Thompson's previous pictorial fantasies (Looking for Atlantis, The Paper Bag Prince) will welcome his latest, and new readers will thrill at the opulence and wisdom of this stunning visual feast.  

About the Author:

Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, The Dragons, The Floods, and Free to a Good Home. He has been short-listed for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world.

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