Red Again

By: Barbara Lehman

In this wordless book, when a young boy discovers an abandoned book on the side of the road, it opens a window to another world just as real as his own. Full-color illustrations were done in watercolor, gouache, and ink.

ISBN: 9780544818590

JLG Release: Mar 2018


Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Books , Books and reading , Friendship , Stories without words

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine*, Book List*, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
Picking up exactly where The Red Book leaves off, the boy who finds the mysterious red book at the end of that story takes it home to examine it in this one. Wordless panels show him looking through the pages at the islands that fans of the first tale will recognize, zooming in until he sees a girl fishing in a bo
[STARRED REVIEW]
Picking up exactly where The Red Book leaves off, the boy who finds the mysterious red book at the end of that story takes it home to examine it in this one. Wordless panels show him looking through the pages at the islands that fans of the first tale will recognize, zooming in until he sees a girl fishing in a boat and finding the red book in the water. When she opens the book, she finds pages revealing the boy in his room. Illustrating the power of a book to connect, she uses her intuition (and a baguette and a seagull) to find her way out of the narrative and to her new friend’s door who, in his excitement, drops the red book. The smart, clean art with smooth bold lines offers so much to observe and puzzle through while telling the complex story effortlessly without the use of text. This title stands alone but pairing it with the first work makes it all the more magical, particularly because the end brings the story into a breathtaking circle. The final page showing a girl finding the lost red book in the snow is from the beginning of the previous volume, deepening the intrigue around the red book and its time sequence while providing many opportunities for discussion and creative thinking. VERDICT Whether being explored for pleasure or for academic purposes, this title will add value to any library collection, especially ones that have copies of its predecessor.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA

Horn Book

[STARRED REVIEW]
Lehman picks up where The Red Book (rev. 9/04) ends—and begins—in this wordless, surreal tale. After a red book falls from the snowy sky, a brown-skinned young cyclist wearing glasses discovers it in a city street and retreats to a cupola that overlooks the sea. Examining the book’s art, the besp
[STARRED REVIEW]
Lehman picks up where The Red Book (rev. 9/04) ends—and begins—in this wordless, surreal tale. After a red book falls from the snowy sky, a brown-skinned young cyclist wearing glasses discovers it in a city street and retreats to a cupola that overlooks the sea. Examining the book’s art, the bespectacled child notices an illustration of another child fishing in a boat off the coast of an unnamed island. Zooming in, the first chapter sees an image of a familiar red book floating in the water. When the second child, shown in the picture, opens the book, the original city, cupola, and kid from the first book come into view. The two children see each other in each of their book’s pages, and as they look out, they break the fourth wall to engage the reader. After the child in the boat hatches a plan (and gets a lift to the city from a pelican), the children are united in real life. Their mysterious red books (or are they the same book?) are left behind, waiting for new discoverers—as in the first Red Book. Lehman’s watercolor, gouache, and ink illustrations are clear, warm, and inviting. Varying panel sizes and perspectives pace the story, drawing attention to the narrative’s subtle complexity. At times, objects break from their panels, adding to the visual puzzle. The almost-all-red cover echoes the characters’ own red books, affording readers an opportunity to ponder the story’s mystery and their potential connections to it. elisa gall

Book Details

ISBN

9780544818590

First Release

March 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8" x 8"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Books, Books and reading, Friendship, Stories without words,

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