The Adventures of a Nose by Viviane Schwarz

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A brilliantly original picture book about seeking acceptance offers a cleverly hidden image on every page.

Meet the Nose, a simple fellow who just wants to belong. It’s easy enough for the Nose to stick out, but will he ever be able to fit in? The Nose’s search for a place where he can be happy sends him wandering high and low, far and wide, until he makes a remarkable and reassuring discovery.

First-time author Viviane Schwarz and first-time illustrator Joel Stewart have created a world both unusual and familiar - a world where there’s a special place for everyone, right under our noses.

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Viviane Schwarz and Joel Stewart met dressed as ghosts one Halloween, and have lovingly haunted each other ever since. Of THE ADVENTURES OF A NOSE, Viviane Schwarz says, "We wanted to tell children how important everyone is, and how you don’t need to try hard to fit in or be special. One day I said for some reason or another that noses are particularly nice things, and Joel agreed. He drew a dancing nose, and then a parachuting one, and lots more doing all kinds of things - and always the Nose seemed to be in the middle of a face. I said, 'I wonder if the Nose knows that.' That was when we realized we had found a hero for our story." Viviane Schwarz and Joel Stewart live together in Cornwall, England, with a crocheted horse and several fish.
Published March 4, 2002 by WALKER BOOKS. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Schwarz and Stewart, in their first effort, have created a charming, original twist on the old “where-do-I-fit-in” theme, with a runaway nose looking for his special place in the world, “a place to fit in and stick out.” He trots along in proper gray slacks and brown lace-up shoes (with his legs ...

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Magritte, in a whimsical mood, might have done these charming paintings of a disembodied nose who seeks "a place where I can fit in, and stick out."

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