Festival du Livre de jeunesse de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Introduction

A long way away

A long way away

A long way away

Harper Collins / 2013

Auteur·rice : Frank Viva

Résumé

Les premières lignes / the first lines:

As it is a two-way story, the first lines of the book could either be :

A home

A hug

A happy face

A happy place

A long way

Away

or

Deep

Asleep

Getting ready

Steady

Away

Way way

And away

Contenu / content:

The picture book A Long Way Away can be read front-to-back or back-to-front. Begin at one end, and you are on the ocean floor and you follow a creature along a bright yellow trail up into deep space to his alien family’s embrace. Or, start from the other end, and follow an alien floating down into the depths of the ocean to rest.

The illustrations were created as a continuous 26-foot-long piece of art using Adobe Illustrator. The text is simple, there are not many words, the language is rhythmic and the story works both ways.

Niveaux : cycle 2 - CM1 / CM2 - 6ème / 5ème
2020, 2022
Sélection en anglais