Lost And Found: AdÞle & Simon In China by Barbara McClintockLost And Found: AdÞle & Simon In China by Barbara McClintock

Lost And Found: AdÞle & Simon In China

byBarbara McClintock

Picture Books | December 6, 2016

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When siblings Adèle and Simon visit their uncle in China, he buys them each gifts for their trip. Simon picks out a hat, a flute, a fan, and other small items, while his sister selects a camera to photograph their journey. As soon as they're packed and ready, it's time to set off with Uncle Sydney to explore! In a series of postcards home to their mother, Adèle describes each of the places they visit and the adventures they have... and, of course, what item Simon managed to lose at each stop along the way. On a silk farm in Shanghai, he loses his scarf. Along the Great Wall, his hat blows right off his head. By the end of the trip, Simon has misplaced all of his belongings! But when Adèle develops her photographs, she and her brother discover that they can see each of Simon's lost items in the background of the pictures.

Barbara McClintock's meticulous research and intricate pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations bring this book to life, capturing the essence of each of the culturally and historically significant sites that Adèle and Simon visit. Children will love poring over the pictures to find Simon's lost items, and parents will value the authenticity of the art and story.

Barbara McClintock has written and/or illustrated many acclaimed books for young readers, among them Adèle & Simon, an ALA Notable Book, a Children's Book Sense Pick, and a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. She lives in Windham, Connecticut.
Title:Lost And Found: AdÞle & Simon In ChinaFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.32 × 9.1 × 0.44 inPublished:December 6, 2016Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374399239

ISBN - 13:9780374399238


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Misleading title, should be "ancient China" I found this children book need a more clear title that it is about ancient China not modern China. From the pictures it looks like Qing dynasty. I need to tell my daughter this is not how China looks like now days. Frankly, as a Chinese, I found it is a bit insulting that a children's book published in 2017 still drawing Chinese people back hundreds year ago. The author might need a trip to see the modern China, to illustrate all the modern architectures and busy streets in China which actually even more advanced than western countries. The title of the book should be more cleared regarding that.
Date published: 2017-08-23

Editorial Reviews

"This book is simply gorgeous, and McClintock is a national treasure."--Kirkus

"A breathtaking tour of pre-industrial, pre-communist China."--The Wall Street Journal