Anno's Journey (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Anno's Journey (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Mitsumasa Anno


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A pictorial journey through the traditional countryside, farms, and towns of northern Europe takes readers past familiar storybook characters, visual jokes and puzzles, tricks of perspective, and other surprises.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780808529866
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 528,496
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mitsumasa Anno was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest honor attainable in the field of children's book illustration, in 1984. He original art will be displayed at the gallery opening of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Northhampton, MA.

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Anno's Journey 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Harrod on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very nice illustrations
hnebeker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite picture books. The illustrations are beautifully simple and yet somehow inspire the imagination to add in all of the things he has seen and done on his journey. This is an especially great book for young children who cannot yet read.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Records in drawings the author's journey through Northern Europe and his impressions of the land, the people at work and play, and their art, architecture, folklore and fairy tales.
fonsecaelib530A on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anno, M. (1978). Anno¿s journey. Cleveland: Collins-World.Ages: 4 to 8 years oldAnno takes a trip from the pristine shores of unconquered land through the buzz of big city life arriving at an expansion of green fields warmed by the orange light of sunset. Riding on horseback through Europe, he experiences the changes from untouched nature to urban settings, from the solitude of the trees to clusters of city dwellers. As his journey comes to an end, Anno leaves his horse behind and walks to the edge of a green field to enjoy the setting sun.Anno¿s journey is an exploration of Europe and how the land changes in the hands of men and women. The stunning two-page illustrations show the reader a bird¿s eye view of each location, rich in details. The reader moves from the quietude of fields and forests to the farms at the edge of the town to the center of the city itself. The prevalent green of uninhabited land gives place to browns, blues, oranges and reds of city living. There is little plot to be discussed; this is a book about settings, a book about human influence and change on its surroundings. Children will spend countless hours accounting for all the little clues left of the page by Anno, a Hans Christian Andersen Medal recipient.
hobreads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Japanese traveler on a wordless ride through Europe. High detail. Pre-Where's-Waldo and with much more detail to boot. Recommended.
Mluke04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author is telling the story, through pictures, of a trip he took to Europe. That is why this book is an autobiography. The book shows the things he saw and the things he learned.The illustrations in this book are amazing. They aren't extremely life-like but they are enough to draw the reader in to the story. The different things that are added in the illustrations give the reader something to look for each time they read the book. I still haven't found all the things that are listed in the back of the book. The illustration not only add to the story, they are the story.Media: Ink and Wash
zenhalcyon More than 1 year ago
This is pictorial awesomeness. As a child, it became a layout for figurines, and without words it leaves much to the imagination. A beautiful, inspiring book. So many nuances can be found, some hidden images, others are fully visible and could be overlooked if one is not familiar with the reference (both historical and playful). I recently purchased the entire collection of his ventures, and a couple of his other works. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!