The Red Book
By Barbara Lehman
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780618428588, 32pp.)
Publication Date: September 2004
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This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you’ll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.
In illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she’s never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.
Barbara Lehman has illustrated many books for children. Born in Chicago, Barbara attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she earned a BFA in communication design. A full-time illustrator, Barbara says, “Books and art have always held the strongest attraction for me. I have always felt drawn to ‘commercial art’ because of its ability to reach many people. I like the idea of being part of the media in a meaningful and thoughtful way, especially with children as the audience.” She now lives in Philmont, New York.
Lehman's story captures the magical possibility that exists every time readers open a book.
School Library Journal, Starred
Simple, nicely drawn, and a friendly toast to the imagination.
The author's simply drawn art...is appropriate to a pleasing puzzle that will challenge young imaginations and intellects.