Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Only Child


The Only Child
By Guojing
Schwartz & Wade Books, 2015. Graphic Novel.

This critically acclaimed debut from Guojing is a wordless graphic novel that is simply wonderful and moving. After getting lost, a nameless little girl follows a stag on a fantastic adventure as she tries to find her way to her grandma’s house. As she meets new friends and challenges in the clouds, the reader feels and relates to the emotions that the little girl is experiencing. With gorgeous and expressive charcoal grey illustrations that span the 100-page book, this story quietly captivates the reader. Its wordless format will assure that it will quickly become a favorite for all ages, from young children to adults. The Only Child is definitely a stand-out among other books of its kind.

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