Lines

Lines

Book - 2017
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In this wordless picture book, each image starts with a single line, whether made by a pencil or the blade of a skate--and the magic flows from there.
Publisher: San Francisco, California :, Chronicle Books LLC,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781452156651
1452156654
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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forbesrachel Dec 02, 2017

A lone skater gracefully dances across these snow white pages leaving lines in their wake. The figure twirls and glides happily, until they suffer a stumble, prompting the penciller to scrap everything. But this action leads to a new idea, and in slides another skater, and another… The once-white pages become a pencil-smudged rink, with many skaters etching their lines into its surface. Pencil crayons (used in the winter gear) add a lovely splash of colour to the different grey tones produced by the pencils. While the book is completely wordless, the lines themselves, in their loops and swirls give the impression of a musical sound, dictating our pace and our feelings towards this story. Lee’s work is an absolutely elegant study in line, space, movement, and form, and it’s one of the most beautiful picture books out there right now.

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