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    Madlenka (Paperback) By (author) Peter Sis

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    DescriptionA trip around a city block is like a trip around the world! Peeking out through a die-cut window on the jacket, Madlenka invites the reader to enter her world. And what a world it is! On the surface, it looks like an ordinary city block, but as we meet Madlenka's neighbors -- the French baker, the Indian news vendor, the Italian ice-cream man, the Latin American grocer, a retired opera singer from Germany, an African American school friend, and the Asian shopkeeper -- and look through die-cut windows to the images and memories they have carried from old country to new, we can see that Madlenka's block is as richly varied as its inhabitants. And why is Madlenka going around the block, jumping for joy? Her tooth is loose, and she wants everyone to know! "Madlenka" is a 2000 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Sis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 249 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312659127
    ISBN 10: 0312659121

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    BIC subject category V2: YF
    DC22: E
    B&T Book Type: EF
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    BISAC V2.8: JUV051000, JUV023000, JUV030000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: PZ7.S6219 MAD 2010
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Square Fish
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    12 October 2010
    Author Information
    PETER SIS was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and studied painting and filmmaking at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and at the Royal College of Art in London. His many books include two Caldecott Honor winners: "Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei "and" Tibet Through the Red Box." He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "For Madlenka, who has just discovered that she has a loose tooth, the block is a world unto itself, a familiar, self-contained place and also a realm of infinite newness and variety, always reassuringly the same and yet constantly changing its shape, color and texture. Her adventure is perfectly ordinary and completely magical, like the wonderful, scary experience of losing a tooth. . . . The book's design is ingenious, a kind of two-dimensional hypertext of maps and windows that allows you to flip from the cartography of real places to a geography of pure imagination. . . . A book to be read slowly and repeatedly."--"The New York Times Book Review" "As he did with "Tibet Through the Red Box," Sis takes readers to exotic lands, yet continues to bring them back to the comfort of what they know. . . . When Madlenka returns home and tells her parents that she 'went all around the world, ' readers will feel that they, too, have been armchair travelers, delivered safely home in Sis's capable hands."--"Publishers Weekly" "Visually stunning . . . The real magic comes in the cleverly cut-away windows in each storefront through which children glimpse complex, global dreamscapes. Madlenka journeys through these mystical places, too, and it is these surreal, wordless stories-within-the-story that will excite a wide range of children, launching them in their own imagined departures."--"Booklist," Boxed Review "[Sis] incorporates simple and telling details--real and imaginary--into his rich and sophisticated art. Illustrations are intricate, providing plenty to see on every turn of the page. Several ingenious cut-outs provide literal peeks into this international city."--"The Christian Science Monitor" "This brief story captures all of Sis's most distinguished qualities of dreamlike mystery while remaining accessible to younger children. The book is meticulously designed . . . The exquisite double-page spreads invite close inspection . . . Undeniably clever, well-inten