Printer Friendly

Our Neighbor is a Strange, Strange Man.

Our Neighbor is a Strange, Strange Man. Tres Seymour (pictures by Walter Lyon Krudop). New York: Orchard Books (800-433-3411), 1999. Hardcover, 32pp., $15.95.

This is essentially a textless book (fewer than 100 words, many of them, like the title, repeated). It's a story about an inventor whose flying contraption was built and flown some thirty years before the Wright's success. Krudop's double-page gouache scenes depict the black-suited hero in his workshop and fields in a manner that builds anticipation until the final triumphant moment. Color rather than detail sets the tone; suggestion rather than specificity tells all we need to know "for goodness sake." What a contrast with Doolittle's meticulous pictures! [See next review).
COPYRIGHT 1999 Davis Publications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1999, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Review
Author:Marantz, Ken
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1999
Words:115
Previous Article:Discover Great Paintings.
Next Article:The Forest Has Eyes.
Topics:


Related Articles
The Thunder King.
A Stranger to Myself: An Adult Guide to Higher Self-Esteem and Creative Living.
The First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii.
Mysterious Stranger Abroad.
In the Shadow of the American Dream: The Diaries of David Wojnarowicz.
HEAR THAT?
Le Guin, Ursula K. Gifts.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters