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Neville by Norton Juster
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Apr 16, 12

bookshelves: fiction, humor, picturebook
Read in April, 2012

A pretty good picturebook- The story is funny without making light of a distress at moving and desire for friends and acceptance. The illustrations are pretty striking with muted colors an greys with lots of white space predominating at the beginning to reflect the boy's sadness and colors and full two-page spreads to reflect his happiness at the end. The framing may change forms too many times for the story to be neatly packaged. I think I like the illustrations at the beginning better than the end, where the harsh perspective and the way the pictures fade out without extending to the horizon is rather unique and somehow very dystopian.
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