When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens
Product Code: 8487
ISBN: 9781484767603
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Published Date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 40
Availability:In stock
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Price: $17.99

The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.

Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Smithsonian, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, BookRiot, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library - and many more.

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens - with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

A Junior Library Guild selection

Ages 4 to 8


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Santat’s work dazzles with layers of color, exquisitely worked traditional designs, and ambitious scale. - Publishers Weekly, starred review

A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age, and culture.” - Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner

"The power of art takes center stage." - starred review

"[P]erfectly paced to express universal emotions that connect generations separated by time, experience, and even language." - starred review

"Drawn Together is a testament to the strength of a shared love to overcome barriers of age, language and culture, and will leave readers, like Grandpa and his grandson, 'happily . . . SPEECHLESS.'" - starred review ...

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