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    DescriptionLike a message in a bottle, a "missed connection" classified (usually posted on a website) is an attempt however far-fetched, by one stranger to reach another on the strength of a remembered glance, smile, or blue hat. The anonymous messages are hopeful and hopeless, funny and sad. Ms. Blackall, award-winning illustrator of "Ruby's Wish" and "Big Red Lollipop", has turned some of the most evocative (or hilarious) of them into exquisite paintings. "Missed Connections" is a collection of illustrated love stories. There's "We Shared a Bear Suit." "If Not for Your Noisy Tambourine." "Hairy Bearded Swimmer." Each is told in the shorthand of a "missed connection," and then illustrated in Chinese ink and watercolour. The paintings are extraordinary: delicate yet full of feeling, each springing from one little detail of the post into a fully imagined world. Each brings the voyeuristic pleasure of watching love at first sight, and the pleasure of watching an artist discover a fresh new way to tell a story. And not all the connections are missed. Hidden in the book are three pieces that conjure up the magic of love found.


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    Title
    Missed Connections
    Subtitle
    Love, Lost & Found
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophie Blackall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761163589
    ISBN 10: 0761163581
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.1
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: FAM
    BIC subject category V2: VFVG
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: LO
    Libri: I-LO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24830
    DC22: 306.73
    B&T General Subject: 347
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A11701500
    BISAC V2.8: FAM029000
    LC classification: HM1151 .B53 2011
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 306.73
    Thema V1.0: VFVG
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated
    Illustrations note
    full colour illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Workman Publishing
    Imprint name
    Workman Publishing
    Publication date
    03 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York