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A Long Way Away

Frank Viva (By (artist))


List Price: 16.99*
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Spring '13 Kids List

“This two-way story is an awesome choice for beginning readers and read-aloud fans alike. Follow Viva's tale from top - to - bottom or bottom - to - top. The choice is yours! Viva's artwork is always beautiful, and this title is no exception. Bright reds, blues, and yellows punctuate simple black backgrounds with graphic patterns and touches of whimsy. I want to frame these spreads and hang them on my wall!”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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In the first reading experience of its kind, blast off on a journey through twenty-six feet of continuous vertical art, which reads beautifully no matter which cover you start from. Begin at one end, and you're on the ocean floor; follow a creature along a bright yellow trail up into deep space to his alien family's embrace. Or, start from the other end and follow an alien floating down into the depths of the ocean to rest.

Whether journeying home or heading to bed, enjoy a satisfying and surprising trip from rising star Frank Viva.

Praise For A Long Way Away

"A terrific debut from Viva."
The New York Times

"This is one of those rare picture books that deserves a place not only on a child's bookshelf but in an art museum - and would be equally at home in both."
The Boston Globe

*"Cleverly designed and perfectly executed, this dynamic two-way story across space, land and sea offers multidimensional adventure and possibilities."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

* "This outstanding visual treat about the open road will inspire readers."
School Library Journal (starred review)

"From the farthest reaches of outer space to the deepest ocean on Earth and back again, Frank Viva takes readers on a round trip ride...Deceptively simple, this is one story a parent or child will want to return to again and again. "
The Horn Book

"[Viva's] bold graphic designs are kitschy clean, weirdly classy, and inviting all at once...."

"Simultaneously stylish and restrained."
Publishers Weekly

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316221962, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

About the Author

Frank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and designer living and working in Toronto. His beautiful books include Along a Long Road and A Long Way Away. His art has appeared in many wonderful places, including the cover of the New Yorker. He is outstanding in his field, especially on the farm.