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What happens when two shy children meet at a very crowded pool? Dive in to find out!
Deceptively simple, this masterful book tells a story of quiet moments and surprising encounters and reminds us that friendship and imagination have no bounds.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 56 pages
  • 233 x 315 x 11mm | 570g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1452142947
  • 9781452142944
  • 69,187

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"This wordless book has details that urge storytelling and repeat examinations." - Fort Worth Star-Telegram Best Books of 2015 "A wondrous, wordless tale of a girl and boy and the magical world they discover once they brave the depths of a pool."- New York Times Notable Book of The Year "Makes you think, works on many different levels, and does it all without a single word, plunge right into Pool ."--Nerdy Book Club "The wide range of facial expressions on humans and fish alike encourage re-reading."-School Library Connection "A wonderful addition to any library, home or classroom."--Montreal Gazette "A wordless masterpiece of space, scale, and silence... wonderful beyond words from cover to cover."--Brain Pickings "An enchanting story of wonder and friendship. Dive right in."--BookPage "Perfect for preschoolers (and anyone with an imagination!)."--Good Housekeeping "So many sweet little surprises in this story!"-- Design Mom "That arresting cover delivers on its promises. Beauty, whimsy, stillness, imagination."--This Picture Book Life "A masterful wordless book that celebrates quiet moments and new friendship."--Creator's Syndicate "Diving into the unknown can be an exhilarating and magical experience"--T: The New York Times Style Magazine "Expect something more exciting than a swim lesson."--The Horn Book Magazine "Opens the reader to miracles that can be uncovered in ordinary situations."--The New York Times "Will stay with you even after you close the book and resurface."--The Boston Globe http: //smithsonianapa.org/bookdragon/pool-by-jihyeon-lee/Wherever you are, whatever your background, that first open page will surely be beckoning you to dive right in. "A quiet tribute to the beauty of hidden depths."--The Wall Street Journal "Brilliant. Lee's debut picture book is a swan dive."--School Library Journal, starred review "Combines imaginative power and emotional restraint... An auspicious and memorable debut."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "The message is wordless but clear: don't stay safely on the surface but dive deep to find friendship and wonder.. a delight."--Kirkus Reviews
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About Lee Jihyeon

This is Korean author/illustrator Lee Jihyeons first book. She is working on a second book for the same publisher. She did a residency in New York in 2012 after receiving her master's in Seoul, South Korea, in 2004. A practicing fine artist, she has shown her work all around Korea in many group and solo exhibitions. She lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.
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Rating details

1,361 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 30% (409)
4 42% (568)
3 22% (304)
2 5% (66)
1 1% (14)
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