The Red Book

The Red Book

by Barbara Lehman

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Overview


This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you’ll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.Winning a Caldecott Honor for its illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she’s never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618428588
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/27/2004
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 335,204
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Barbara Lehman has illustrated many books for children, including The Red Book, which was awarded the Caldecott Honor in 2005. Born in Chicago, Barbara attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she earned a BFA in communication design. A full-time illustrator, Barbara says, “Books and art have always held the strongest attraction for me. I have always felt drawn to ‘commercial art’ because of its ability to reach many people. I like the idea of being part of the media in a meaningful and thoughtful way, especially with children as the audience.” She lives in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Visit her website at www.barbaralehmanbooks.com.
 

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Lehman's story captures the magical possibility that exists every time readers open a book.
School Library Journal, Starred

Simple, nicely drawn, and a friendly toast to the imagination.
Kirkus Reviews

The author's simply drawn art...is appropriate to a pleasing puzzle that will challenge young imaginations and intellects.
Horn Book

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The Red Book 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barbara Lehman did a great job writing and illustrating, 'The Red Book.' This book was a 2005 Caldecott Honor Book and was well deserving of this honor. 'The Red Book' is a magical red book without any words. By the turn of each page you'll experience a new adventure through a picture. Throughout the book you cross oceans and continents to bring a girl into a new world of possibility, where a she is going to meet a friend she has never met. This book is very good because it shows young readers you don't always have to have words to tell a story, they can fully understand the book through the pictures. I love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barbara Lehman,born in 1963 in Illinois, and a graduate of the Pratt Institute. She did an amazing job on 'The Red Book.' 'The Red Book' is a book that I have never seen before. I know this might sound weird but I have never seen a book without words. The pictures in the book are what tell the story. The Red Book crosses oceans and continents, from snowy city streets to sun-baked sandy shores and back again, to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she's yet to meet is waiting. This wordless book leads readers on a journey. Being that I have never seen a book like this, it has become one of my favorites. This book was definitely deserving of the 2005 Caldecott Honor Medal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Red Book is a 2005 Caldecott Honor Book. It is a picture book that captures a child¿s attention. It is filled with colorful illustrations and a very imaginative story. Without using any words a story unfolds in this book about a little girl who finds a little red book one day. As she begins to look through the pages in the book she sees a little boy who is a the ocean. The we see that the little boy can see the girl in the city. Is it possible that their paths may cross in the near future? Will their journey ever really end? This is a fantasy book and is appropriate for children ages 4-8. I thought this book had great illustrations in it and contained a very creative story, although no words were written on the pages. This book is illustrated by Barbara Lehman who was born in Chicago and attended the Pratt Institution in Brooklyn. She now lives in New York. The inspiration for this book came from her longtime fascination with maps and the adventures that can await in faraway places.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On the way to school a girl discovers a red book in the snow. When she opens it she sees a boy in another land discover a red book in the sand. The little boy sees the girl find a red book in the snow. The girl then uses balloons to try to get where the little boy lives. This book is a fantasy fiction. I feel that this book would easily confuse children. Age level for this book is 4-8. Lehman, Barbara. The Red Book. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.2004.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lehman Barbara, The red book, Houghton Mifflin company Boston new York picture book This is a fancy story written in picture form. It a wonderful picture book. It needs no words because in every picture the details are great and tell portray all of the information the reader needs. A girl finds a red book laying in the snow as she is walking to school. As she ventures to open and explore the book she is overwhelmed by what she finds. She sees in to the life a little boy who is looking back at her. The book took her on a journey to ware she is and the book reams behind for the story to continue. This would be a great book for a teacher to read to a class and teach creative writing and imagination. Kids this book will take you to a new place you have never seen before and if you use your imagination it can take you any ware you want to be. What would you do if you had a book that could let you see into another part of the world? What would your book show you? The author of this book Barbara Lehman has illustrated many books for children, including Moonfall (1993), for which she won a Parents Choice Award for illustration. Born in Chicago, Barbara attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she earned a BFA in communication design. A full-time illustrator, Barbara says that 'books and art have always held the strongest attraction for me. I have always felt drawn to 'commercial art' because of its ability to reach many people. I like the idea of being part of the media in a meaningful and thoughtful way, especially with children as the audience.' The Red Book is Barbara's first book for Houghton Mifflin. While living in New York City, she was looking at the skyline from inside a skyscraper one day, thinking how she'd like to create a story incorporating unique perspectives and fanciful adventures in faraway places. This idea, paired with her longtime fascination with maps, became the wordless journey of The Red Book. Barbara Lehman now lives in Claverack, New York.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can guarantee that you¿ve never read The Red Book. You ask me how I know such a thing ¿ because it has no words! In this picture book, a little girl sees the spine of a red book sticking up out of the snow while on her way to school. She tucks the book in her satchel and continues on her way. When she finally opens the book to see what¿s inside, it takes her on a magical journey to meet a new friend, or two, or three ¿ the possibilities are endless!
dpiacun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A girl who finds a friend inside of a mysterious red book she finds in the snow one morning on her way to school. This book is a great guide to helping students think past the words (because there isn¿t any) and to think on their own or as a group about what is the author trying to say.
ambourg7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Red Book was very interesting. The use of no words caught my attention. The Red Book made me come up with different cenerios that could happen every time I turned the page. This is a great book to allow students to actually start thinking of whats going to come next. Random connections and friendships are strong points.
amoore1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Picture book about a book. Really cool story told with no words! Shares how books can connect readers to things happening all over the world.
mdrumgold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This picture book is about a school age child that comes across a red book on her way to school. Inside this book she sees a little boy on an island; and this little boy can see her in the city that she is in. At the end of the story the girl surprises the the little boy and finds her way to him on his island.
lhamed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young girl finds a book in the snow. the looks through it and see a map, and than see a boy on the island. she buys lots of ballons to fly over to his island. on her way up she drops the red book,and the boy cant see her anymore so he gets very sad. he than see that she flew to him, and than the boy that was in front of her in class finds the red book.
abruser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Red Book" by Barbara Lehman is a book within a book. The book itself is about a young person (it is ambiguous whether or not the protagonist is a boy or a girl and it doesn't matter) that finds a red book in the snow one day. As the protagonist reads they are teken into the story. Soon this character finds themselves in a book that is being discovered by someone somewhere else. This book is very intersting a uniqueand can be enjoyed by all ages.
jeffbarrois on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The red book is the very entertaining story of a young girl who finds a book in the snow on her way to school. This is a great story with excellent art, with a very imaginative twist to it.
shillson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This wordless book portrays a young girl in the city and a boy on an island who both find a red book. When they look at the illustrations they find each other looking at one another and their own images in the books each of them is holding. The little girl, with the help of a lot of balloons, flies off to meet the young boy. As the book falls out of her hands readers can see in the pages of the red book that the young girl makes it to the boy on the beach. The red book lands falls at the foot of a boy who picks it up and rides away. Most of the illustrations are drawn inside square panels of varying sizes. This book will make children think and may be a great prompt for a creative writing exercise. Grades: K-3.
atlomas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a child who finds a book in the snow and reads it. While reading it, he sees another kid in the book reading the same book. The book ends with the kid using balloons to visit the other child reading the book.
lakertraw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about a young girl who finds a book in the snow while on her way to school. While in class, she is unable to resist reading the book. Initially, she sees an island but decides that there is a boy on the island. While she reads about him, he also reads the books and sees what she is doing. Eventually, she loses the book on the way to see the boy. Meanwhile, a boy from her class finds the book.
mmgomez1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young girl finds a red book in the snow, can't resist looking in it and discorvers a map of an island. A boy on the island finds a book and he sees the girl in the city. This entrancing book offers readers surprises about getting lost in a book and exercising the power of imagination
HopeMiller123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a little girl that finds a random red book in the snow. When she opens the book she discovers it is a book of maps. When she looks deeper into the book she can actually see a boy on an island inside the book looking back at her from the same book he is looking at. They realize that they are looking at the same book and can see each other. They eventually end up meeting each other at the end. This is a cute book that opens the imagination and gives you a sense that anything can happen.
kclopez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young girl finds a book in the snow, can't resist looking in it and discovers a map of an island. A boy on the island finds a book and he sees a girl in the city. This books gives readers the idea of how people get lost in books and lets thier imagination take over.
bdecossa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was about two children who both had a red book and one child could see what the other was doing. In the end, the children meet up and the little girl's book is picked up by one of her classmates.
esproull on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young girl in the city finds a red book lying in the snow on her way to school. When she opens it she sees a map of an island. There is a boy on the island who, too, finds a red book. When he opens it he sees the girl in the city. The girl floats away to the island with a bunch of balloons in hand but drops the book on the way. Finally, she lands on the island with the boy. Back in the city another young boy has discovered the book and rides away on his bike, eager to open it.
JTNguyen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young girl finds a red book in the snow. She couldn't resist not picking it up so she did and brought it to school with her. She was so anxious to know what was in the book so she couldn't concentrate on what the teacher was teaching. She gave in to her temptation and started to open the book. She finds a little boy looking at her and so she flies to see him near the beach.
nnicolic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young girl finds a red book in the snow, can't resist looking in it and discovers a map of an island. A boy on the island finds a book and he sees the girl in the city. This entracing book offers readers surprises about getting lost in a book, exercising the power of imagination, and finding new worlds through books.
hvachetta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little girl finds a friend (literally) inside a book and decides to fly off to meet him. This book has no words, but the pictures manage to tell the story expressively without them. While the girl literally does find a human friend within the red book, the message is clearly the friendship and adventure that awaits young readers.
Stephanyk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book received the Caldecott Honor Book and is appropriate for first through fourth grade. The book has big colorful pictures that can catch the attention of children and also uses imagination. The story begins with a girl finding a red book in the snow while walking to class. She opens the red book and the pages illustrate a boy on an island also discovering a red book. Through this red book the boy and the girl are able to look into each other¿s lives. The girl ends up buying a bunch of balloons and traveling to the island the boy lives on. Through the red book two children¿s lives are opened up to endless possibilities. Uses in classroom: -After reading this book I would ask children what each of their dreams is and where they want to travel.-For older children I would bring out a map and ask them to label the spot they want to go visit or learn more about. -I would have children draw and share with the class a place they want to see if they were to find a red book.-I would have children imagine and draw their own kind of island or city.