When the Sun Rose

When the Sun Rose

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by Barbara Helen Berger, Barbara Helen Berger
     
 

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What would you do if a golden carriage pulled by a lion came to your playhouse one sunny morning? The author of Grandfather Twilight has created a radiant book dreamscape that perfectly captures all the joy of a child's imaginary play date. An ABA Pick of the List Book. Full color.See more details below

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What would you do if a golden carriage pulled by a lion came to your playhouse one sunny morning? The author of Grandfather Twilight has created a radiant book dreamscape that perfectly captures all the joy of a child's imaginary play date. An ABA Pick of the List Book. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A girl is visited by a special friend in a carriage drawn by a golden lion; PW called this fantasy ``a picture book dreamscape'' and ``an inspired work of art.'' Ages 4-8. (July)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 While the action can be described in only one sentence (a friend visits a little girl for an afternoon of tea, playing dolls, and painting rainbows), many lines are needed to convey the activity in these boldly-colored illustrations. The warm glow of the yellows of a carriage made from a rose, the lion pulling it, and a dress made from yellow roses achieves luminescence on paper, heightened by the intense greens, reds, and blues of the countryside and playhouse. The yellow changes to rich gold as the sun sets. The variation in picture size, from small close-ups of the dolls to elongated spreads, adds flow to the day's happening and lends a cinematic quality. The combination of vibrant colors, strong composition, and margin motif together frame a sensation, like a daydream visualized. That the friend may be imagined only adds to the book's appeal. As with Berger's previous books, Grandfather Twilight (1984) and Donkey's Dream (1985, both Philomel) , this picture book provides a vivid showcase for a simple story. Julie Cummins, Monroe County Library System, Rochester, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399213601
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/22/1986
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
9.92(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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