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Drawn together / written by Minh Lê ; illustrated by Dan Santat.

By: Lê, Minh, 1979- [author.].
Contributor(s): Santat, Dan [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781484767603; 1484767608.Subject(s): Art -- Juvenile fiction | Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction | Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction | Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction | Communication -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Picture books for children.DDC classification: 813/.6 | [E] Other classification: JUV013030 | JUV011020 | JUV003000 Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019 | Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book, 2019 | BCCB Blue Ribbons: Picture Books, 2018 | Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018 | Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books, 2018 | CSMCL Best Books, 2018 | Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018 | NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book, 2019 | New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018 | NPR Best Books, 2018 | School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018Summary: A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.
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A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.

Elementary Grade.

ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book, 2019

BCCB Blue Ribbons: Picture Books, 2018

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018

Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books, 2018

CSMCL Best Books, 2018

Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018

NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book, 2019

New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2018

NPR Best Books, 2018

School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-An American-born child tells about his visit to his grandfather. Their meeting is awkward at first since the boy doesn't speak Thai; the older man doesn't speak English. The reluctant narrator's entrance into his grandfather's home begins before the title page and continues wordlessly in a series of panels. Different foods and television programs exacerbate their inability to communicate verbally, all depicted in spare text and panels of translucent illustrations. The boy gives up talking, instead opening his backpack to pull out a sketch of a superhero. He is surprised when his grandfather's sketchbook reveals another superhero, which leads them to discover "a world beyond words." The boy and his grandfather connect when creating an artful world: one colorful, childlike; the other in sophisticated black-and-white line drawings. When the magic seems to dissipate, a dragon enters and appears to separate them-but once again the pair is drawn together in a satisfying conclusion that requires few if any words. VERDICT This handsomely illustrated book is perfectly paced to express universal emotions that connect generations separated by time, experience, and even language. It is sure to appeal widely on many levels.-Maria B. Salvadore, formerly at -District of Columbia Public Library © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Minh Lê is a writer but, like his grandfather, is a man of few words. He is a national early childhood policy expert, author of Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and has written for the New York Times , the Horn Book , and the Huffington Post . A first-generation Vietnamese-American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master's in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, DC, Minh's favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Visit Minh online at minhlebooks.com or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks. <br> <br> Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Award-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend , as well as The Cookie Fiasco , After the Fall , and others. He is also the creator of Disney's animated hit, The Replacements . Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and a menagerie of pets. Visit him at dantat.com.

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