The Conductor (Hardcover)

By Laetitia Devernay

Chronicle Books, 9781452104911, 72pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2011

List Price: 18.95*
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Pairing two seemingly disparate elements an orchestra conductor and a grove of trees award-winning artist Laetitia Devernay herself orchestrates a visual magnum opus. Her spare, yet intricate, illustrations truly appear to take flight before our eyes and her wordless narrative nearly roars with sound as the conductor prompts the leaves to rustle, then whirl, then swirl to unexpected life with each turn of the page. It is a celebration of creativity, imagination, storytelling, and the renewing power of nature that will entrance readers of every age.

About the Author

Laetitia Devernay is an award-winning French illustrator and artist. She is the author of several beloved books for children.

Praise For The Conductor

"Simultaneously polished and playful, it will be of as much interest to adults as it is to children--and may hold particular charm for musicians" - Publishers Weekly