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Tomi Ungerer: A Treasury of 8 Books


Eight classic picture books by the legendary author, brought together in one lavish slipcased volume


Tomi Ungerer


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Eight classic picture books by the legendary author, brought together in one lavish slipcased volume

This glorious treasury brings together eight iconic tales by Tomi Ungerer, featuring well-known classics (The Three Robbers, Moon Man, Otto), acclaimed recent works (Fog Island), and lost gems (Zeralda's Ogre, Flix, The Hat, and Emile), some of which are being published for the first time in 50 years! Special features include a personal letter from Tomi, new quotes and anecdotes about each story, an exclusive interview, photos and previously unpublished materials from the making of some of his most celebrated works, such as storyboards, sketches, photographs, and images that inspired him.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 307 x 228 mm (12 1/8 x 9 in)
Pages: 320 pp
Illustrations: 300 Illustrations
ISBN: 9780714872858

Tomi Ungerer is a winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and has a museum entirely dedicated to his work in Strasbourg. His bestselling book, The Three Robbers, has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

As featured in The Times, Metropolitan (Eurostar) Magazine, and on AIGA Eye on Design blog and The Children's Book Review

"[Ungerer's] books promote tolerance and diversity, if in a deliciously subversive way... Of course, children don't need to know any of [Ungerer's background] to enjoy these beautiful books but such personal insights make the collection even more collectable."—West Weekend (The West Australian)

"Magnificient... Show[s] the wide range of his work... Four of the books are not currently available as separate volumes which contributes to its irresistibility, as the do the interviews with Tomi Ungerer"—CLPE.org.uk (Center for Literacy in Primary Education)

"[A] momentous compilation."—DesignBoom.Com

"This gloriously hefty tome is a complete and utter treasure-y!... Not only does this compendium feature Ungerer's greatest works within one beautifully produced book, but it also features additional anecdotes and exclusive never-before-seen content from unpublished works. There's also an exclusive interview with the man himself and a personal letter from Tomi, making this an incredible keepsake. These most personal touches provide a truly insightful, behind-the-scenes look at the master at work and as a reader you feel profoundly privileged to be treated to such snippets."—PictureBooksBlogger

"Tomi Ungerer, the contemporary and friend of Maurice Sendak and Shel Silverstein, is a gentle genius and this collection of eight of the French writer and illustrator's stories, plus a biography at the back, is a beautiful collection fit to take on through a life... There is not a dud in the pack - read them all... The wonderful Moon Man imagines with eerie perfection what happens when the main the Moon comes down to Earth. Otto, the autobiography of a bear, is exquisitely told... The more simplistic but no less wonderful Fog Island teaches us to question myths and confirms suspicions that children are often braver than adults. Flix, about a pair of cats who give birth to a dog, is emotional and pertinent. East party finds equilibrium despite their difference n this non-cloying parabale. It's the right kind of story to discover this week. Ungerer's careful words and masterly illustrations are unmatched. I hope this stunning collection makes him even better known here."—The Times, Saturday Review

"This compendium of illustrated tales by this master of children's literature is just beautiful."—The Little Book Collector

"[Ungerer's] illustrations move from strength to strength, with brilliant variety and inventiveness, balancing looseness and control... Ungerer's books are both good and great. This volume makes a worthy, and timely, addition to your kid's bookshelf."—Eye on Design AIGA blog

"Glorious."—GransNet.com

"After it arrived in my mailbox, I may have walked around my living room hugging the book I'm featuring in today's post. I did. I hugged it hard. But it's that good... All of the stories in this tall collection... Are gloriously reproduced here. But there's more that makes this a must-have for Ungerer fans: an introductory note from Ungerer himself, as well as a "Behind the Scenes" section that closes the book, in which Phaidon's Maya Gartner (Tomi's editor) chats with him about each of these books... This is a beautifully designed book (the endpapers even feature sketches) that meets the needs of both die-hard Ungerer fans, as well as those who are coming to his work for the first time... There's no one quite like Ungerer, is there?"—Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast


"[Ungerer's] books promote tolerance and diversity, if in a deliciously subversive way... Of course, children don't need to know any of [Ungerer's background] to enjoy these beautiful books but such personal insights make the collection even more collectable."—West Weekend (The West Australian)

"Magnificient... Show[s] the wide range of his work... Four of the books are not currently available as separate volumes which contributes to its irresistibility, as the do the interviews with Tomi Ungerer"—CLPE.org.uk (Center for Literacy in Primary Education)


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