Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found

Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found

by Sophie Blackall


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761163589
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Sophie Blackall has illustrated over twenty books for children, including the Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning Ruby’s Wish, Meet Wild Boars, which won her a Founder’s
Award from the Society of Illustrators, the Ivy and Bean series, and more. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family and a stuffed armadillo.

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Missed Connections 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JackieBlem on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The world, or a least a very large chunk of it, is obsessed with the "Missed Connections" personal ads. Sophie Blackall is one of them. Fortunately for us, she's also a very gifted artist (she's the illustrator of the "Ivy and Bean" children's series among many others). She combines these two passions in this book to create a stunningly lovely, impossible to put down book. The longing, the romance, the regret and the humor that is so much part of these ads are visualized, fascinating, and unforgettable here. Go on, take a look!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I take subway everyday, i like the missed connections. Sophie's drawing are very nice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It really makes you stop and think about how many missed connections you may have experienced. The illustrations were so imaginative and beautiful! (page 90 almost had me in tears) I cant wait for her next book!
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The_Paperback_Pursuer More than 1 year ago
The amazingly playful, yet serenely elaborate paintings drew me in to this resplendent artistic world. Sure, I had always wondered about the Missed Connections classifieds, but I had never really viewed and imagined them in the ways presented in this crafty little book. It is definitely one of my top ten books for 2011 due to its refreshingly light and amusing tone. I also loved the introduction, especially Sophie Blackall's recounting of her personal Missed Connection experiences. After finishing this book, I had to pull up Sophie's blog and look at all her other Missed Connections paintings, which are also brilliant! I can tell this will be a new addiction of mine. I recommend this to readers and artists alike! Rating: Clean Getaway (5/5) I received Missed Connections by Sophie Blackall from Workman Publishing.