Rocket Boy by Damon Lehrer

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...it’s mostly anchored by a quiet curiosity embodied in the boy. Still, some readers may want more, and they may take a cue from the final image, of the boy drawing the girl from memory, to make it for themselves. An evocative—albeit restrained—odyssey into the imagination.
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What would you do if your doodles became real? If they rose right off the page, turning tangible, and in them you could fly to the moon, or discover the deep sea? In Rocket Boy, this bewitchingly wordless picture book reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon, one young child explores the boundless reaches of his imagination. Armed only with a pencil and a pad of paper, he transports himself into adventures where he meets new friends, visits unseen landscapes, and makes his way back home again to his own bed before dawn. Damon Lehrer's visual narrative, a penciled mix of line work and sketches, materializes in the mind and exceeds the use of words. Lehrer opens up a charming world to readers of all ages, through this little boy who quite literally draw us in.
 

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Damon Lehrer studied drawing and painting with Paul Rahilly and attended Boston University as a graduate student in painting. He has shown paintings at the Pepper Gallery in Boston, and Peter Tatistcheff Gallery in New York, among others. He has taught at various schools including the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, The Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts College of Art, and Montserrat College of Art. In 2010, he started the Boston Figurative Art Center, with its central studio in Somerville, to promote figurative art and artists in the area; it has since grown into an organization with hundreds of artists and amateur members.
 
Published December 2, 2016 by David R Godine. 36 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books.
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on Feb 04 2017

...it’s mostly anchored by a quiet curiosity embodied in the boy. Still, some readers may want more, and they may take a cue from the final image, of the boy drawing the girl from memory, to make it for themselves. An evocative—albeit restrained—odyssey into the imagination.

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