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Vacation /

by Blexbolex [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Brooklyn, NY : Enchanted Lion Books, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781592702466; 1592702465.Language note: Translated from the French.Uniform titles: Nos vacances. English.Subject(s): Vacations -- Juvenile fiction | Vacations -- Fiction | Time -- Fiction | Elephants -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Stories without words | Stories without words | Fiction | Juvenile works | Stories without words | Stories without words | Picture booksSummary: "Time moves slowly on vacation. And for someone who has spent a long time entertaining themselves and has had the garden, the kitchen, forest paths, the lake, and even Grandpa all to herself, it can be hard to invite another in on the fun. So when a young girl's grandfather brings an elephant home to stay, she is not pleased at all. Nostalgic and often dreamlike, this wordless story is about interrupted solitude, learning to be together with another, and how the choices we make deeply affect our lives."-- Amazon.com.
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Time moves slowly on vacation. And for someone who has spent a long time entertaining themselves and has had the garden, the kitchen, forest paths, the lake, and even Grandpa all to herself, it can be hard to invite another in on the fun. So when a young girl's grandfather brings an elephant home to stay, she is not pleased at all. Nostalgic and often dreamlike, this wordless story is about interrupted solitude, learning to be together with another, and how the choices we make deeplyaffect our lives.

"Time moves slowly on vacation. And for someone who has spent a long time entertaining themselves and has had the garden, the kitchen, forest paths, the lake, and even Grandpa all to herself, it can be hard to invite another in on the fun. So when a young girl's grandfather brings an elephant home to stay, she is not pleased at all. Nostalgic and often dreamlike, this wordless story is about interrupted solitude, learning to be together with another, and how the choices we make deeply affect our lives."-- Amazon.com.

Translated from the French.

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Horn Book Review

This winding, wordless summertime story spotlights childhood observations, anxieties, and fantasies. A young protagonist explores the outdoors in solitude until an older, mustachioed caregiver (her grandfather, perhaps?) calls her inside. She freshens up, reluctantly, and the pair walks to the train station to meet a small, sailor-hat-wearing elephant. The visitor brings stress and disharmony, and despite the caregivers attempts to build community, the girl and elephant do not get along. When the three visit a carnival, a mesmerizing bonfire transports the girl to a celestial train station resembling a giant cuckoo clock. The child meets a new friend in this scene and wakes up in bed the next morning, disoriented. After the elephant departs, the child returns to the comforts of exploring nature--but not before a final moment of surprise. This is a tense, surreal story with nods to Windsor McCays Little Nemo. Inset boxes and the use of clocks superimposed onto the illustrations offer timestamps beyond the space between panels and pages, and lush colors and screen-print patterns radiate from the roughly textured pages of the physical book, creating an open-ended, dreamlike reading experience that is as tactile as it is visual. elisa gall (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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