A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Children's Book of 2021
A Kirkus Best Picture Book of 2021
From author Richard Ho and illustrator Jessica Lanan, the heartwarming story of a package that gets lost, then found, and an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at what happens at the post office.
Like other packages, this one began as an empty box. It was packed with great care, sealed tight, and given a personal touch.
Like other packages, it left the post office with hope. But unlike most packages, before it got to its destination...
Follow one package that loses its way and discover a friendship tale that proves distance can't always keep us apart.
Jessica Lanan has long been enchanted by the mysteries of the cosmos. Exoplanets are too far away for her to visit, but illustrating them is the next best thing. Jessica currently lives in her native state of Colorado with her husband, three-legged cat, and baby daughter, who was born during the making of Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet.
Jessica's illustrations can also be found in Finding Narnia: The Story of C. S. Lewis and His Brother Warnie.
A JLG Gold Standard Selection
A Kirkus Best Picture Book of 2021
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS FOR THE LOST PACKAGE:
"A delightful tale."—Booklist, starred review
*"Quietly, beautifully told, and deeply satisfying."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "The richness of the tale lies in subtly textured watercolor illustrations by Lanan (The Fisherman & the Whale), which poignantly portray a broad range of settings, from gritty urban streets shimmering with rain to snow-swept terrains to a desolate gas station."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Both informative and inspiring, The Lost Package celebrates surprising connections that can happen when what's lost gets found."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.