Outside (Hardcover)

By Deirdre Gill

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547910659, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2014

List Price: 16.99*
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In this gentle picture book fantasy, a child’s world transforms through his hard work, imagination, and persistence when he opens the door and steps outside, into to the brave new world of his imagination.

About the Author

Deirdre Gill's debut book Outside (2014) was inspired by her own experiences of playing outside as a child. The outdoors is still a source of wonder and excitement for Deirdre — the place she goes to "see the possibilities" as well as to ski, hike, and bike with her family. She lives in snowy Vermont with her husband, Jason Chin, also a children’s book author and artist, and their son. Visit her at Deirdregill.com.

Praise For Outside

* "Readers will want to reread this simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut." —Kirkus, starred review

"Gill understands the dynamics of storytelling and uses economical narration and white space with practiced skill." —Publishers Weekly

"It's an ode to creativity that ends cozily, with the boy's older brother joining him outside at dusk to continue the fun." —Horn Book Magazine

"Gill's oil-on-paper illustrations, shifting from white to golden to blue, transport the reader through an eventful snow day." —Booklist