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Eric Fan

Autor de The Night Gardener

9+ Obras 1,524 Miembros 93 Reseñas

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Créditos de la imagen: Eric Fan / photo credit Terry Fan

Obras de Eric Fan

The Night Gardener (2016) 611 copias, 30 reseñas
Ocean Meets Sky (2018) 342 copias, 21 reseñas
It Fell from the Sky (2021) 309 copias, 6 reseñas
The Barnabus Project (2020) 184 copias, 12 reseñas
Night Lunch (2022) 72 copias, 24 reseñas
Lizzy and the Cloud (2023) 2 copias
Festin de nuit (2024) 1 copia

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A beautifully illustrated fantasy/dream story of a boy searching for his grandfather where the ocean meets the sky. The end pages are illustrations of clouds, the cover of the book itself is dark blue with copper illustrations of fish and sailing ships. Luscious. This is the sort of book I look for when I buy books for children. Something to ignite their imagination and give them wonder.
MrsLee | 20 reseñas más. | May 23, 2024 |
The text and illustrations carry the reader away into a fantasy world and suspenseful story that celebrates uniqueness and freedom. Barnabus lives in a bell jar deep in a lab with other “failed” perfect pet projects. Barnabus wonders about the world outside his jar and once he realizes he may be “recycled” into a perfect pet, he worries about losing his uniqueness and just wants to be himself. So, he decides it's time for an escape. With his little trunk and help from others, Barnabus and the “failed” pets set out to find freedom where they are accepted for who they are.

While some reviews suggested this book was too dark, I found the illustrations to compliment the surreal/fantasy feel of the setting. Give children some credit, not all readers may understand the message with one read, but this is a book is to be read again and again.
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AnnesLibrary | 11 reseñas más. | Jan 28, 2024 |
I thought this sweet and whimsical picture book offers an interesting perspective -- to look at an everyday object from a bug's point of view. Another review noted that most of the bugs are male except the ladybug and luna moth - I noted that as well while reading. I am also not sure about the anti-capitalist message (with the greedy spider) thrown in, but I did enjoy the introduction of "new" objects to the story. The illustrations are great - I enjoyed the use of color versus black & white illustrations.… (más)
AnnesLibrary | 5 reseñas más. | Jan 28, 2024 |
I've never read a book written and illustrated by the Fan Brothers. It is difficult to choose which is my favorite, but this one is at the top.

Young Finn misses his grandfather. Remembering that he told Finn about "a magical place where the ocean meets the sky, where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float," Finn decides to build a boat. Tired after his accomplishment, he falls asleep and dreams of the place that his grandfather so lovingly portrayed.

It would have been his grandfather's 90th birthday. Dreaming of the place his grandfather so lovingly portrayed, Finn dreams of what was planned. As a great golden fish shows the way, the journey is beyond his dreams could portray.

I confess that the Fan Brothers are by far my favorite illustrators. It is difficult to find other books as beautiful. The depth of their artistry canot be beat. Every book is magical and special.

I highly recommend readers to open one of their magical books and to spend time as you are transported to a journey of sheer beauty beyond words.
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Whisper1 | 20 reseñas más. | Oct 29, 2023 |



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