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Museum trip /

by Lehman, Barbara.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2006Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0618581251:.Title notes: $15.00 5/5/2007Subject(s): School field trips -- Juvenile Fiction | Museums -- Juvenile Fiction | Stories without wordsOnline resources: Publisher description | Click here to access online Summary: In this wordless picture book, a boy imagines himself inside some of the exhibits when he goes on a field trip to a museum.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Museums: filled with mysterious, magical art and curiosities? Or secrets? And what might happen if a boy suddenly became part of one of the mind-bending exhibits? Join the fun in Museum Trip, by Barbara Lehman, the author-illustrator of the Caldecott Honor-winning The Red Book.

$15.00 5/5/2007

In this wordless picture book, a boy imagines himself inside some of the exhibits when he goes on a field trip to a museum.

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Horn Book Review

(Primary) In Lehman's new wordless book, the same boy seen in The Red Book (rev. 9/04) is on a field trip to a museum. Our hero becomes separated from the group, opens an unmarked arched door, and enters a hidden gallery where a glass case displays six drawings of mazes. Engrossed, he finds himself shrunk to the size of a fingernail and stepping onto the edge of the first drawing. He makes his way through the maze (now three dimensional) and, still tiny, walks through each drawing's maze until he reaches the last. There, he enters a tower with another arched door. Peeking through the keyhole we see someone place a medal around his neck, whereupon the boy returns to his original size and rejoins his class. As in The Red Book, Lehman uses small panels and page turns with eloquent economy. The black line and watercolor art is simple and clean, adding a trompe l'oeil effect with sepia ink and water stains for the maze pages. Some may find this book less creative than Lehman's previous outing, and indeed the mystery employs a single fantasy device rather than an expanding, cyclical one. The payoff will come for those who are willing to make return trips to scan for clues (who else is wearing a medal?) -- as well as for those inspired to travel to a real museum as soon as possible. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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