The Only Child

    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • $4.99

Publisher Description

New York Times Best Illustrated Book

Hailed by Entertainment Weekly and the Wall Street Journal as a best book of the year, this gorgeous and imaginative story—part picture book, part graphic novel—is utterly transporting and original. USA Today declared it “a compelling and melancholy debut from an important new talent" as well as "an expansive and ageless book full of wonder, sadness, and wild bursts of imagination.” And like Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Raymond Briggs's The Snowman, it is quickly becoming a modern classic.
 
A little girl—lost and alone—follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But... home and family are very far away. How will she get back there?
 
In this magnificently illustrated—and wordless—masterpiece, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy.

“A haunting, wordless, gorgeously drawn picture book.” People

“Told wordlessly through soft, dreamy illustrations, Guojing’s tale evokes the loneliness of growing up under China’s one-child policy.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A dreamy, wordless debut.” —The New York Times

"Majestic.... Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Reminiscent of Raymond Briggs’s classic, The Snowman (1978), this is quiet, moving, playful, and bittersweet all at once." —Booklist, Starred

  • GENRE
    Kids
    RELEASED
    2015
    December 1
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    57
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    Random House Children's Books
    SELLER
    Penguin Random House LLC
    SIZE
    100.2
    MB

    Customer Reviews

    zchen14 ,

    The Only Child by Guojing; my favorite book.

    This book is wonderful, the best book, and the only book, I have ever seen to be so emotional. The illustrations show more than words can ever tell.

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