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Fog Island
by Tomi Ungerer


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Top 10 Children s Book 2013 New York Times Book Review

A "Publishers Weekly" Best Children s Book of 2013

A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children s Book of 2013

"Tomi Ungerer has created another masterpiece." Eric Carle

In this imaginative tale from master storyteller Tomi Ungerer, two young siblings find themselves cast away on mysterious Fog Island.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"

Top 10 Children s Book 2013 New York Times Book Review

A "Publishers Weekly" Best Children s Book of 2013

A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children s Book of 2013

"Tomi Ungerer has created another masterpiece." Eric Carle

In this imaginative tale from master storyteller Tomi Ungerer, two young siblings find themselves cast away on mysterious Fog Island. No one has ever returned from the island s murky shores, but when the children begin to explore, they discover things are not quite as they expected.

Ungerer s captivating drawings evoke the eerie beauty and magic surrounding this timeless adventure. Selected by both "The New York Times" and "Publishers Weekly" as one of the year s best children s books, "Fog Island" is destined to become a modern classic."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780714865355
  • ISBN-10: 0714865354
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 44
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Siblings

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-03-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

Any new book from Ungerer is a cause for celebration, and this one offers a particularly enticing blend of mystery and magic. Siblings Finn and Cara live “by the sea in the back of beyond” with their parents, and the book’s early scenes offer homey details of the family’s poor but happy life in what is presumably Ireland (to which the book is dedicated). The children’s father makes them a small boat, a curragh, warning them to steer clear of Fog Island, “a doomed and evil place.” Of course, that’s exactly where the children end up. Surreal, mist-shrouded images build a sense of strangeness and tension. Tall anthropomorphic rocks flank a winding staircase, peering at the children suspiciously, and green skeletal arms cling to the door at the top of the stairs, where the children are greeted by a “wizened old man,” who shares some of the island’s secrets while leaving them with new questions. It’s the kind of classic adventure that allows children to triumph over convention and common sense, threaded with peculiar imagery and unknowable mysteries that linger in the imagination. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)

 
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