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A Gorgeous Sense of Hope: A Love Fable

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  75 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
She became a cartographer of the heart.

In A Gorgeous Sense of Hope, a girl finds herself in possession of "a relationship of considerable consequence" that slowly loses its spark. Determined to save her love, she sets out on a love expedition, where she learns that the road to love can be rocky and full of twists and turns, but if we have the courage to stick with it, or p
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Libby
Jul 19, 2011 Libby rated it really liked it
Shelves: enlightened, odd
A lovely quirky tale of love and relationships with an enlightened ending. Loved the sweet illustrations and funnily enough my favorite part of the book was the back cover author blurb;

"Emma Magenta won a drawing competition at the age of nine and based on this accomplishment alone she has been calling herself an artist since.

She also wrote her first poem about an autumn leaf the same year and put it to music...thankfully no one heard it.

Even though she has a deep love of humans, in a utopian
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Margaux Laskey
Jul 08, 2008 Margaux Laskey rated it really liked it
another excellent one by emma magenta. lovely, twisted little illustrations, and teeny tiny profound statements. i keep it by my bed.
Nadia
Literalmente "it was okay".

A un libro así se me hace muy raro/díficil darle un rating. Pensé que la historia me iba a gustar/sorprender más, pero no.

Sí me gustaron las ilustraciones.

"She realized the only guarantee of having the love she wanted was to create the map for it herself."
Gina
May 06, 2007 Gina rated it really liked it
You know, I have a hard time with triumphant books about lessons on life and love and blah blah blah, but this book is awesome. The illustrations really make it. It would be great to be better at drawing, huh? Yeah, I should work on that. If I were to get a tattoo, I would seriously consider Emma Magenta's illustration of an old man doing the moonwalk as potential source material.
Millicent
Sep 24, 2009 Millicent rated it it was amazing
A Gorgeous Sense of Hope is yet another wonderful work by Emma Magenta. Using her simplistically styled illustrations, Magenta takes us through a story about love, it's troubles, and finding what it takes to overcome these hurdles.

It's definitely a cute little read to have sitting handy on the bookcase for if you ever need a pick-me-up.
Logan
Sep 16, 2010 Logan rated it it was amazing
This book is less than 100 lines long yet it sincerely and poetically says so much. Whimsical and beautifully illustrated.
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Emma Magenta is the illustrator of actress (and fellow Australian) Toni Collette’s picture book, PLANET YAWN. She is also the author-illustrator of three picture books for adults. ORLANDO ON A THURSDAY was inspired by the daily happenings with her two greatest loves: Orlando, her gorgeous son, and her beloved husband, Arturo Aguirre, with whom she lives in Sydney, Australia.
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