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The Collector of Moments

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  80 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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, neverthe ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 20th 1999 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published January 1st 1997)
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Jessica Berry
Oct 22, 2012 Jessica Berry rated it really liked it
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This book is about a young boy and his older friend Max. Max is an artist that lives above the young boy. In the evenings, the boy plays the violin for Max when he takes a break from sketching. Max always faces his paintings towards the wall when they are done, so the boy cannot see them. The boy watches Max’s apartment for him when he goes on trips. On one trip, Max turns all the paintings the right way so the boy can look at them. They are all unique and really cause the boy to think. Max even ...more
Ricardo
Mar 16, 2010 Ricardo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quint Buchholz, dibujante e ilustrador alemán ha trabajado la gráfica de innumerables libros en su interior y portadas de los mismos. Un día, la editorial recogió su portafolios y decidió elaborar un libro "al revés". Es decir. Quint siempre había hecho sus ilustraciones en base a los textos de las obras ofrecidas. Ahora, un buen legajo de su obra fue repartido entre los autores a los que él había ilustrado sus escritos para que ellos escribieran lo que el dibujo les inspiraba. ¿El resultado? Un ...more
Hojaplateada
Me gustó, pero la idea está más buena que los relatos en sí, me quedó la impresión que podría ser un libro mucho mejor.
Renato Tinajero
Sep 04, 2010 Renato Tinajero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pura imaginación. Lo leí despacito y en desorden, releyendo varias veces los textos que más me gustaron. Como debe ser.

Mis favoritos: los cuentos de George Steiner y Carmen Martín Gaite sobre la infancia y el poder evocador de la lectura. Por cierto, es lo primero que leo de esos dos autores. Otros que también descubrí y disfruté mucho aquí: Sebald, Ida Vos, Aldo Buzzi...
Monica
Jan 29, 2014 Monica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books, art
The story drags along slowly in the beginning with little interest and one must persevere. Once the pictures begin to roll interest is no longer a struggle and it blossoms into quite a lovely story.
This tale makes the reader want to pay attention/look at things in a new way and not miss the magic in everyday life.
Michael Braithwaite
Dec 30, 2007 Michael Braithwaite rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adult Children
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This book has become my favorite children's book as an adult. The illustrations are beautiful and the whole book is imbued with magical enchantment. I read it when I feel scared or sad.
Becky H.
Nov 04, 2011 Becky H. rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, 2011
amazing illustrations. story may be more appealing for adults. did not keep the kids attention, but they loved looking through the book at the pictures.
Greta
May 28, 2008 Greta rated it it was ok
Shelves: picturebooks
A very different sort of picture book. I'm not sure how to describe it. There is a lot of text and then these interesting pictures come along.
Stephanie
Jun 05, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
It was standing up on display in my library. The artwork on the cover peeked my interest. The story was lovely and the artwork stunning.
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The dreamy illustrations completely captured my imagination, and I like the story just as well.
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Quint Buchholz was born in Stolberg near Aachen in 1957 and grew up in Stuttgart. He studied history of art for four terms, followed by painting and graphic design at the Munich Academy of Art under Prof. Gerd Winner.

He has worked as a painter and illustrator since 1979, illustrating over thirty books for German and international publishers. From 1982 onwards his works have also been exhibited in
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