Friday, 4 July 2014

Imagine a City by Elise Hurst

Imagine A City is a wonderful old style picture book for the imagination.

A mother and her two children share this delightful flight of fancy as they "imagine a train to take you away."

Each page becomes more fantastical and magical as they leave the world of what is possible to explore a world of what could be "where buses are fish and the fish fly the sky."

The illustrations, by Australian Elise Hurst, are traditional pen & ink black line drawings.
They invite you in to explore the details...and to find the rabbit on each spread.

This is magic realism for children.

It is a joyful book to share, to wonder and to indulge in the endless 'what if's' of life.

Where "the world is your teacher" and the "past carries on."



2 comments:

  1. It looks absolutely lovely. I haven't found this one yet- definitely on my radar.

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    1. It's a lovely cloth hardcover book Louise. The picture detail on the front could be larger I feel, as the book doesn't really stand out on the display shelves & demand the browsers attention.

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