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by Lee, Suzy [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781452156651; 1452156654.Subject(s): Stories without words | Drawing -- Juvenile fiction | Drawing -- Fiction | Stories without words | JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons | JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play | JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Ice Skating | Picture books | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture booksSummary: In this wordless picture book, each image starts with a single line, whether made by a pencil or the blade of a skate--and the magic flows from there.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

It starts with a line. Whether made by the tip of a pencil
or the blade of a skate, the magic starts there.

And magic once again flows from the pencil and imagination of internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee. With the lightest of touches, this masterwork blurs the lines between real and imagined, reminding us why Lee's books have been lauded around the world, recognized on New York Times Best Illustrated Books lists and nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international honor given to children's book creators. This seemingly simple story about a young skater on a frozen pond will charm the youngest of readers while simultaneously astounding book enthusiasts of any age.

In this wordless picture book, each image starts with a single line, whether made by a pencil or the blade of a skate--and the magic flows from there.

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Horn Book Review

The front endpapers show a pencil and eraser on a blank page. The main story begins with a solitary figure skater tracing a crisp line across the ice. What follows are wordless pages of elegant choreography as the skater launches into an increasingly elaborate routine, conveyed through fluid pencil work. Lee is both minimalist and expressive in capturing the impressive energy of the skaters movement. The only color is the red of the winter hat and mittens, which easily holds the viewers eye as the skater glides across the whiteness of the unadorned spreads. When the skater flubs a landing, the story comes to an abrupt halt. The perspective then zooms outward--and the skaters ice is revealed to be an artists blank page. We next see the result of the artists frustration (a crumpled paper); however, having made that mistake, the artist is then relieved of the pressures of perfection, opening the creative floodgates. New characters are added, transforming the setting into a pond of amateur skaters enjoying a carefree time together. Lee contrasts the lighthearted joys of skating with friends with the rarified heights granted by the solitary practicing of ones art. For a wordless book, Lines has a lot to say about the artistic process and the sometimes fine line between the joy of expression and lonely pursuit of craft. minh l (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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