The Collector of Moments

The Collector of Moments

Hardcover(1 AMER ED)



A solitary boy is drawn to his mysterious new neighbor, an artist named Max. He spends hours in Max's studio, but Max is secretive and does not show the boy his pictures -- until he departs on a journey and leaves behind a surprise exhibition for his young friend. Max's pictures are strange and beautiful. They depict a realm where things, familiar at first glance, nevertheless behave in the most surprising and unpredictable ways. In this spellbinding picture book, the reader joins the boy in contemplating these challenging images, in a celebration of the power of art to transform the everyday into something magical.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374315207
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/01/1999
Edition description: 1 AMER ED
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.92(w) x 13.08(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: AD800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 11 Years

About the Author

Quint Buchholz lives near Munich, Germany. He is also the creator of the internationally acclaimed picture book Sleep Well, Little Bear, a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.

Peter F. Neumeyer is a children's book author and reviewer. He lives in Kensington, California.

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The Collector of Moments 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rturba on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: Realistic FictionMedia: oil paintAge Appropriateness: primaryPlot: person against personCharacterization: Max is a flat and static character. In the book he simply paints and draws. You don't know anything about him except that he is an artist and he. As the book ends you find out a little more about him, such as he never stays in one place too long. But you never find out about what he believes or why he paints or why he befriends this young boy. Review: This is a great example of realistic fiction because it is very believable. There is no evidence to suggest that this story is false. The pictures that he creates are the post fiction part of the story, because they are fantastical and highly unrealistic. But the story draws you in and you also become friends with Max.