Voices In The Park

Voices In The Park

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Four different voices tell their own versions of the same walk in the park. The radically different perspectives give a fascinating depth to this simple story which explores many of the author's key themes, such as alienation, friendship and the bizarre amid the mundane. Anthony Browne's world-renowned artwork is full of expressive gorillas, vibrant colours and numerous nods to Magritte and other artists, while being uniquely Browne's own style.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 246 x 290 x 6mm | 220g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0552545643
  • 9780552545648
  • 127,165

About Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as Gorilla (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), Willy the Wizard, My Dad, Voices in the Park (winner of Kurt Maschler Award) and Zoo (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal). In 2009, Anthony was appointed Children's Laureate, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of picture books. Anthony was also the first British winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, one of the highest international honours for illustration. His work has been widely exhibited and his books are published all over the world.show more

Review quote

"Highly original talent . . . Browne's picures of the city streets and the park are a joy to look at . . . Anthony Browne first editions are likely to become collector's items" * Daily Telegraph * "An instant classic" * Financial Times * "The haunting Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne turns a simple tale and a visually stunning series of surreal pictures . . . into a many-layered odyssey . . . this book will last a long time" * The Times * "A genuinely thought-provoking read, and, as usual with Anthony Browne's work, the illustrations, with their surreal references draw the reader in" * Sunday Telegraph *show more

Review Text

"A genuinely thought-provoking read, and, as usual with Anthony Browne's work, the illustrations, with their surreal references draw the reader in"show more

Back cover copy

FIRST VOICE:... frightful types in the park SECOND VOICE:... took the dog for a walk THIRD VOICE:... I had to go home FOURTH VOICE:... I felt really, really happy Four different people visit the park, and their lives touch for a time. What do they see? What do they say? An intriguing and involving book that invites examination again and again. Witty and thought-provoking. Subjective viewpoint. The park reflects the character's moods and perspectives. Come for a walk in the park... What will you see? What will you hear?show more

Rating details

2,593 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 47% (1,221)
4 32% (826)
3 16% (404)
2 4% (106)
1 1% (36)
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