The Liszts make lists. They make lists most usual and lists most unusual. They make lists in winter, spring, summer and fall. They make lists every day except Sundays, which are listless. Mama Liszt, Papa Liszt, Winifred, Edward, Frederick and Grandpa make lists all day long. So does their cat. Then one day a visitor arrives. He's not on anyone's list. Will the Liszts be able to make room on their lists for this new visitor? How will they handle something unexpected arising? Kyo Maclear's quirky, whimsical story, perfectly brought to life with the witty, stylish illustrations of Júlia Sardà, is a humorous and poignant celebration of spontaneity.
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
KYO MACLEAR is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author for big people and little people. Her previous picture books for children include The Good Little Book; Julia, Child; The Specific Ocean; Mr. Flux; Spork; and Virginia Wolf, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize. The Letter Opener, her first novel for adults, won the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her most recent novel, Stray Love, appeared on several notable "Best of 2012" lists. She lives in Toronto with singer and composer David Wall and their two children. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is not your typical picture book. Which is really what the book is all about – the unexpected. With the incredible combination of text and illustrations, the book reminds me of a Wes Anderson movie, (and this hit me prior to seeing that Publisher’s Weekly dropped his name as well). The characters are Addams Family meets Royal Tannenbaums. Well-crafted and succinct, the story delivers a refreshing message that is so clear without being didactic. Take your time and read it again to appreciate its endearing quirkiness. As a writer, what’s really intriguing is to think of the illustrator receiving the manuscript, just words, and then creating the amazing pictures that bring so much more to the story. That’s talent!