Voyager Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780152052492, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2005
The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands in the palm of his hand, life is never the same.
Jim LaMarche is one of the most talented artists working in children s books today. His many successful books include "Rainbabies" by Laura Kraus Melmed and "Albert" by Donna Jo Napoli, which was selected as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and "Up" and "Raft", which he also wrote. Most recently he illustrated "The Carpenter s Gift" by David Rubel. Jim lives in Santa Cruz, California.
"A good read-aloud book for the whole family . . . Delightful."--Houston Chronicle
"An admirable debut."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"A beguiling tale . . . A magical marriage of art and text."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)