The Collector of Moments by Quint Buchholz

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A solitary boy is drawn to his mysterious new neighbor, an artist named Max. He spends hours in Max's studio, but Max is secretive and does not show the boy his pictures -- until he departs on a journey and leaves behind a surprise exhibition for his young friend. Max's pictures are strange and beautiful. They depict a realm where things, familiar at first glance, nevertheless behave in the most surprising and unpredictable ways. In this spellbinding picture book, the reader joins the boy in contemplating these challenging images, in a celebration of the power of art to transform the everyday into something magical.

About Quint Buchholz

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Quint Buchholz lives near Munich, Germany. He is also the creator of the internationally acclaimed picture book Sleep Well, Little Bear, a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year. Peter F. Neumeyer is a children's book author and reviewer. He lives in Kensington, California.
Published October 20, 1999 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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It lasts just for the blink of an eye” and “The evening before, the circus had given its farewell performance.” He is often in the paintings, glimpsed from the back, or in profile, and his lesson may be that the moment he has collected in a painting includes the past, present, and future—true, fi...

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Like its opening image of a seagull suspended at twilight and painted in sepia tones, this extraordinary volume honors the beauty inherent in a singular momentary experience. At dusk, when he couldn

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The boy often visits at other times, but the artist never permits the boy to view his work: ""One invisible and unique path leads into every picture...

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