Titolo: Onward is Best, A Christmas Journey
Casa editrice: On The Wall Productions, Inc.
Data di pubblicazione: 2011
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780983886921-3
Riassunto: In the delightful book, Onward is Best, A Christmas Journey, the story's main character, Dolly, a small wooden toy doll with wild, red hair, is afraid to go to a strange child's home on Christmas where she may, or may not be loved. She would rather stay with Santa at the North Pole where she knows she is cared for. As she is about to be led with the other toys into the Wrapping Room she escapes into the night where she plans to hide through Christmas. Santa would then certainly allow her to stay. Yet she soon gets lost in the snowy landscape, jumps through a hole in the night and begins a series of adventures with a group of odd, new friends. It calls to mind The Wizard of Oz Series as well as Alice in Wonderland. Dolly's own journey takes her from Santa's Workshop through Paper Land, Popcorn Land, Metal Land, Teddy Bear Land, Wood Land and Desolation Land. The full color illustrations for this read-aloud tale feature a series of meticulously detailed, 3D sets, each a handmade miniature landscape crafted from vintage and found varieties of paper, wood, metal and fabric, as well as popcorn and natural materials. With Onward is Best, young children can explore these enchanting sets while the story is being read to them. Readers experience Dolly's foolishness, bravery, loyalty, and risk-taking as she learns to count on others to help her push through the unknown. To craft her Yuletide tale, Linquist drew upon her childhood. "Growing up in Chicago", she wrote, "I was treated to an annual December trip downtown to see the Christmas windows at Marshall Fields. I have a vivid memory of plastering my face to the cold glass and blocking out all of the world with my hands until I was IN the enchanted, sparkly world the window designer had created". With Onward is Best: A Christmas Journey, Ms. Linquist has created equally enchanting worlds for today s children to explore.
L'autore: Sarah Jean Linquist (1951-2010) grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, the youngest of four artist-writer sisters. With a degree in Fine Arts and Communications from Antioch College, Sarah moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973, with her husband-to-be, artist and musician Robert Fishbone. Their mural painting company, ON THE WALL PRODUCTIONS, has produced over 150 site-specific artworks in five states including the landmark Lindy Squared. In 1988 Linquist was hired by the St. Louis Municipal Opera as a scenic painter; she was named director of the scenic Art Department in 1998 and served as The Muny's Master Scenic Artist for the rest of her life. Ms. Linquist's whimsical approach, coupled with her exceptional artistic skills, generated high public and private demand for her murals and installations. She exhibited studio work in New York and St. Louis galleries. She also helped to design over 200 art-related products sold in museums and eclectic gift shops in 20 countries, including the iconic Scream inflatable. After a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2006, Ms. Linquist began writing the story and creating the unique, hand-made settings for Onward is Best: A Christmas Journey. She worked on her book for four years until her death in 2010. Over the course of the next year, her husband, Robert Fishbone, their two children, her three sisters, a niece, and a circle of friends joined forces to complete and publish the heirloom quality book.
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