Drawn Together (Hardcover)

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By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
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“A grandson and his grandfather - unable to converse - sit in front of a television until the boy loses interest and turns to his drawing utensils. Grandfather then brings out his sketchbook and together they begin to 'talk' without words but with worlds of color, action and excitement. Once again Santat's (After the Fall) illustrations create a powerful book, one of communication between the generations. Sure to be a hit with all ages and perhaps another Caldecott winner.”
— Karen Briggs, The Booknook, East Talwas, MI

Description


This acclaimed picture book from two award-winning creators about connecting across generational and language differences shows that sometimes you don't need words to find common ground.

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens -- with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

With spare text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring story about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

"A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age and culture." --- Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner

Don't miss LIFT, also by Minh Lê and Dan Santat!

About the Author


Minh Lê is an author and national early childhood policy expert. He wrote Lift (also illustrated by Dan Santat) and Drawn Together, Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and The Perfect Seat (illustrated by Gus Gordon). He has also written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. Minh currently lives in San Diego, California with his wife and kids. He can be found online at minhlebooks.com.

Dan Santat is the author and artist of the Caldecott Award-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the New York Times bestsellers Are We There Yet? and After the Fall. He has also illustrated many titles including Drawn Together (also by Minh Lê), The Alphabet's Alphabet (by Chris Harris), No More Poems (by Rhett Miller), and the Crankenstein series (by Samantha Berger). Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and two dogs. He can be found online at dantat.com.

Praise For…


APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner

"Dynamic."—The Wall Street Journal

* "The power of art takes center stage."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Focus on an underrepresented culture; highly accessible emotions; concise, strong storytelling; and artistic magnificence make this a must have."—Booklist, starred review

* "Phantasmagoric."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "[A] visual language that speaks profoundly to readers."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

* "[P]erfectly paced to express universal emotions that connect generations separated by time, experience, and even language."—School Library Journal, starred review

* "Drawn Together is a testament to the strength of a shared love to overcome barriers of age, language and culture, and will leave readers, like Grandpa and his grandson, 'happily . . . SPEECHLESS.'"—Shelf Awareness, starred review

"A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age, and culture."—Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner for The Sympathizer

PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH!

"A fun storytime selection for audiences with a good sense of humor."—School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH!

"[S]ure to generate reader anticipation."—School Library Connection

PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH!

NPR Best Books of 2016

PRAISE FOR THE COOKIE FIASCO

"[B]e prepared for this one to fly off the shelves."—School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD

"[E]xuberant illustrations."—School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD

"Warm moments abound. . . . [I]t overflows with genuine fatherly affection."—Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD

"[A]n entertaining balance between sweet and goofy, protective and raucous."—Publishers Weekly


Coverage from NPR

Product Details
ISBN: 9781484767603
ISBN-10: 1484767608
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English

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