Unforgotten

Unforgotten

by Tohby Riddle
     
 

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Nobody knows where they come from.
But they come.
Impossible birds of the big sky
and the long night…


So begins this timely and timeless story, told in magnificent images and words by master storyteller, Tohby Riddle. A triumph of quiet beauty.

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Nobody knows where they come from.
But they come.
Impossible birds of the big sky
and the long night…


So begins this timely and timeless story, told in magnificent images and words by master storyteller, Tohby Riddle. A triumph of quiet beauty.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/02/2013
Lovely and enigmatic, Australian artist/writer Riddle’s fantasy begins with expressionless angels resembling small children descending into a gloomy city whose skies are filled with zeppelins and a haze of factory smoke. The angels are invisible to the inhabitants, whose stiffly posed bodies are topped by the heads of antique statues. As they try to mend the mortals, one angel is overcome by fatigue and sinks to the ground, where it becomes visible and immobile so that it is hoisted to a pedestal as a piece of decorative art. Fortunately an odd little band of rescuers restores the angel to health so it can take flight again. That simple plot is related in a wispy poem threaded through Riddle’s gorgeous collages of the dreadful metropolis, interrupted by hovering white angels and glimpses of blue sky. This title will likely appeal more to adults than to children, but kids may also respond to its uncanny beauty. (Oct,)
From the Publisher
“Reading this book is like being quietly ushered into another dimension by winged strangers, a place beyond the tread of normal earthbound language. Ephemeral as a feather, timeless as a rock, and as true as both, Unforgotten is a magical experience.”—Shaun Tan, author of Lost & Found and The Arrival

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698137769
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/30/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
27 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“Reading this book is like being quietly ushered into another dimension by winged strangers, a place beyond the tread of normal earthbound language. Ephemeral as a feather, timeless as a rock, and as true as both, Unforgotten is a magical experience.”—Shaun Tan, author of Lost & Found and The Arrival

Meet the Author

Tohby Riddle is an award-winning writer, illustrator, cartoonist, designer and sometime editor based in Sydney. He has written and illustrated numerous well-loved picture books and written a young adult novel. He was the cartoonist for Good Weekend for nearly ten years and is a former editor of The School Magazine, a literary magazine for children published by the NSW Department of Education.

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