Mr. Flux by Kyo Maclear

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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 Kyo Maclear

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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.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Kids Can Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In this homage to the 20th-century art movement known as Fluxus, a boy named Martin resists the invitation of his artistic, bowler-hatted neighbor to embrace an unknown in his young life: change.

Feb 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Mr. Flux

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Mr. Flux, Maclear (Virginia Wolf) explains in a note, is modeled on George Maciunas, who founded the Fluxus art movement in the 1960s. This story’s Mr. Flux brings change to a boy named Martin and to

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Mr. Flux

K-Gr 2—Mr. Flux is an agent of change whose mysterious arrival rocks the staid burbs in which very-well-behaved Martin lives. Curiously predictable, the story is devoid of the very plot twists that it seems Mr. Flux would approve of. This is your standard "change-can-be-good" story, but it also s...

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