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The Little Barbarian /

by Moriconi, Renato [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2018.Edition: English language edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm.ISBN: 0802855091; 9780802855091.Language note: Text in English.Translated from the Portuguese.Uniform titles: Bárbaro. English.Subject(s): Imagination -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Children's stories, Brazilian | Imagination -- Fiction | Merry-go-round -- Fiction | Picture books for children | Illustrated works | Fiction | Illustrated works | Juvenile works | Picture booksSummary: "Once upon a time, there was a little barbarian who was about to embark on a very dangerous journey. The brave adventurer knew there would be many perils ahead, including one-eyed giants and venomous snakes, manticores and sea serpents. Luckily, a barbarian can always rely on the trusty steed..."--Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> A wordless picture book that captures the imagination </p> <p>Being a barbarian is no easy task. A barbarian must be able to survive an army of one-eyed giants or a pit of venomous snakes. He must bravely fight off manticores, dragons, and sea serpents. Luckily, a barbarian can always rely on his trusty steed to see him through any peril.</p> <p>Readers of all ages will savor this wordless picture book with its clever twist ending.</p>

Text in English.

"Originally published in Brazil by Companhia das Letrinhas under the title Bárbaro"--Colophon.

"Once upon a time, there was a little barbarian who was about to embark on a very dangerous journey. The brave adventurer knew there would be many perils ahead, including one-eyed giants and venomous snakes, manticores and sea serpents. Luckily, a barbarian can always rely on the trusty steed..."--Back cover.

Translated from the Portuguese.

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Horn Book Review

The little barbarian strides in, page left. Armed with sword and shield, he mounts his handsome black steed and proceeds through a malevolent world. Spread after spread, he gallops over and under hazards and monstersa deep crevasse, a pit of vipers, a gang of one-eyed warriors brandishing spears, flying imps with pitchforks, a lake of fire. There are no battles; no engagement. The barbarian is unscathed, implacable, dignified, eyes closed, jaw fixed. But when, at last, he finds himself alone on an empty white page he opens his eyes and begins to cry. A giant, bearded god reaches down from above. On the final spread we see a distraught little boy and his father walking away from a merry-go-round, leaving a black carousel horse behind. Brazilian artist Moriconi makes the most of the wordless format, leaving plenty of room for interpretation. Most obviously the little barbarians distress is caused by the end of the ride, but we wonder why he kept his eyes closed the whole time. Perhaps the experience was too scary, especially if youre good at imagining fantastical creatures. Moriconi also makes creative use of an unusual trim size. On the tall, skinny page we see our heros positiontop, bottom, top, bottom, echoing the rhythm of a carousel horse. Deep transparent watercolors, masterful use of white space to build suspense, and a satisfying surprise add up to a stunningly original picture book. sarah ellis (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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