Voices in the Park

Awards:   Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 1999 Short-listed for LA Kate Greenaway Medal 1999 Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 1999. Shortlisted for LA Kate Greenaway Medal 1999. Winner of Kurt Maschler Award 1998 Winner of Kurt Maschler Award 1998.
Author:   Anthony Browne ,  Anthony Browne
Publisher:   Penguin Random House Children's UK
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9780552545648


Pages:   32
Publication Date:   05 August 1999
Recommended Age:   From 5 To 10
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 1999
  • Short-listed for LA Kate Greenaway Medal 1999
  • Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 1999.
  • Shortlisted for LA Kate Greenaway Medal 1999.
  • Winner of Kurt Maschler Award 1998
  • Winner of Kurt Maschler Award 1998.

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Author:   Anthony Browne ,  Anthony Browne
Publisher:   Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint:   Corgi Childrens
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 25.00cm , Height: 0.30cm , Length: 24.50cm
Weight:   0.233kg
ISBN:  

9780552545648


ISBN 10:   0552545643
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   05 August 1999
Recommended Age:   From 5 To 10
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  Children / Juvenile ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Highly original talent ... Browne's picures of the city streets and the park are a joy to look at ... Anthony Browne first editions are likely to become collector's items Daily Telegraph An instant classic Financial Times The haunting Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne turns a simple tale and a visually stunning series of surreal pictures ... into a many-layered odyssey ... this book will last a long time The Times A genuinely thought-provoking read, and, as usual with Anthony Browne's work, the illustrations, with their surreal references draw the reader in Sunday Telegraph


A genuinely thought-provoking read, and, as usual with Anthony Browne's work, the illustrations, with their surreal references draw the reader in * Sunday Telegraph * The haunting Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne turns a simple tale and a visually stunning series of surreal pictures . . . into a many-layered odyssey . . . this book will last a long time * The Times * An instant classic * Financial Times * Highly original talent . . . Browne's picures of the city streets and the park are a joy to look at . . . Anthony Browne first editions are likely to become collector's items * Daily Telegraph *


Browne's exceptional out-of-time story - about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas - is told from four perspectives. The first voice is that of a prim, supercilious mother, who has taken her son and pedigreed dog to the park for some air. She sees danger lurking in her charges' dealings with the great unwashed: her dog with a mongrel, her son with a ragamuffin. The second voice is careworn, but ultimately cheered by the visit; a jobless father takes his mutt and his daughter to the park for a break from his worries. Voice three is the first lady's son - hesitant and hemmed in - who finds a moment of liberation when playing with the jobless father's daughter. And lastly is that of the girl herself, a happy-go-lucky fixer-upper for all those who step into her radiance. This quartet of interpolating impressions has a cinematic quality, where real objects and their shadows often take separate paths. Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to Rene Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Kirkus Reviews)


A well-dressed mother takes her son Charles for a walk in the park with their pedigree Labrador and worries when the dog is chased by a scruffy-looking mongrel and she sees Charles talking to a rough looking child. At the same time an unemployed father takes his daughter Smudge and their scruffy mongrel Albert to the same park. The dogs and children have a great time. The story is told in four voices, each parent and child giving their own perspective on the same event. There is much to think about in this wonderfully illustrated story. (Kirkus UK)


Author Information

ANTHONY BROWNE is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as GORILLA (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), WILLY THE WIMP and ZOO (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal). VOICES IN THE PARK won the 1998 Kurt Maschler Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Anthony was also the winner of the 2000 Hans Christan Andersen Award for Illustration.

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