Mr. Flux (Hardcover)

By Kyo Maclear, Matte Stephens (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781554537815, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Martin and his neighbors eschew change until eccentric Mr. Flux moves in and shows them that change can be big or little or even fit inside a box, and not at all scary. A tongue-in-cheek tale loosely inspired by the 1960s art movement known as Fluxus.


About the Author

Kyo Maclear is an award-winning writer and novelist. Her first book for children, Spork, has received a number of honors, including a 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Matte Stephens is an illustrator and fine artist, and a firm believer in the idea that art can be found all around us. Mr. Flux is his first full-length picture book. Matte and his lovely wife, Vivienne, make all kinds of art in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in the company of their five cats and one dog, where change is always welcome.



Praise For Mr. Flux

... angular, quirky and slightly abstract illustrations convey both the sense of play and curious lenses for experience that the Fluxus movement celebrated.—Kirkus Reviews

The book uses Fluxus, a media-blending artistic movement of the 1960s, as an inspiration and tonal springboard. This will sail over most of the young audience, of course, but anchoring the story in an element of art history gives it an added philosophical dimension, nevertheless.—Booklist Online

A wonderfully offbeat storybook ...—Canadian Family