The Red Book by Barbara Lehman
(Caldecott Honor Book)

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This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you’ll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.Winning a Caldecott Honor for its illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she’s never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.

About Barbara Lehman

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Barbara Lehman has illustrated many books for children. Born in Chicago, Barbara attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she earned a BFA in communication design. A full-time illustrator, Barbara says, “Books and art have always held the strongest attraction for me. I have always felt drawn to 'commercial art' because of its ability to reach many people. I like the idea of being part of the media in a meaningful and thoughtful way, especially with children as the audience.” She now lives in Philmont, New York.
Published November 15, 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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After school, a purchase of many balloons carries the city child off to the island to meet her new friend who sees that she’s left the city and then, there she is—as seen in her book lying on the city sidewalk where she’s dropped it.

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In ''The Red Book,'' a wordless story by Barbara Lehman, a young girl rescues the titular object from a city snowdrift, and inside it finds a story about a boy on a tropical island who rescues a red book from the sand, a book about a girl in a winter city who's reading .

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Publishers Weekly

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The girl spies a red book sticking out of a snowbank.

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