The Flower Man

The Flower Man

by Mark Ludy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615933283
Publisher: Scribble & Sons
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 1,238,032
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mark Ludy is a writer/illustrator who promotes art and literacy to schools when not immersed in his sketchbooks. He has written or illustrated a number of picture books, including The Grump, Jujo the Youngest Tribesman, Noah: A Wordless Picture Book, When I Was a Boy I Dreamed, and When I Was a Girl I Dreamed. He lives in Centennial, Colorado.

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The Flower Man : a wordless picture book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
autumnreads on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A beautiful story in need of no words. The illustrations allow the reader to tell the story from his or her own heart. Love it.
mariah2 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Have you been by a house and wondered who lived there and what they were like? What made them happy, sad, amused, or angry? I have at times, but of course I would never go up to the house and peek in the window to get a better idea. We have laws against that type of thing. In this wordless picture book though, we can legally indulge our curiosity a little. We also see how a little kindness can speak volumes. We see the Flower Man enter a neighborhood that is clearly depressed and gray. As he interacts with his neighbors he injects a little happiness and color into the neighborhood, until the entire neighborhood is alive, vibrant, and cheerful. Then time to move on to the next neighborhood. A beautifully illustrated story that is a cross between the wildly entertaining "Where¿s Waldo" and "I Spy" Books, and the random acts of kindness movement; this book is surly one that would be a favorite for both children and adults.
cassiusclay on LibraryThing 5 months ago
personal response: this book is so absorptive. So much is said with out a single word. I've enjoyed trying to tell everyone's story in my head, decided what the details are to why they are so sad. The way the book unfolds is truly magical.preschool and upcurricular connections: this is a fantastic book for child involvement
Bookwormeater on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I loved this book. It is a wordless picture book. There are so many stories that can be told from this book. This book would be great for the reluctant reader.
arielaver on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is not only my favorite wordless picture book, it is one of my all time favorite any-kind-of-book! By slowly adding color to each picture, Mark Ludy illustrates how simple acts of kindness can transform a sad community. Each page is detailed enough to require many minutes of study.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE the pictures in the book. It is a wordless book, that addresses social issues. I would say that it's good for children from 6 years of age and adults.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark Ludy graphically portrays the impact one person with hope--one person walking in the light--can and should have upon this grey and faded world. The depth and intricacy of this book far surpases what one expects from a picture book. Ghosts in the attic and disappointed relationships are among the sources of saddness. Still, almost any history can be cured by true joy and authentic hope.