Outside by Deirdre GillOutside by Deirdre Gill

Outside

byDeirdre Gill

Hardcover | October 21, 2014

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What happens when you step outside ?&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp In this gentle picture book fantasy, a child's world&nbsptransforms through his hard work, imagination, and persistence. The silences in this little book work to build a gradual escalation of wonderment-from humble snow angel to fairytale castle, complete with a flying dragon.
Deirdre Gill was inspired to write this, her first story, from her own experiences of playing outside as a child. The outdoors is still a source of wonder and excitement for Deirdre-the place she goes to "see the possibilities" as well as to ski, hike, and bike with her family. She lives in snowy Vermont with her husband, Jason Ch...
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Title:OutsideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.39 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547910657

ISBN - 13:9780547910659

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* Readers will want to reread this simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut." - Kirkus, starred review "Gill understands the dynamics of storytelling and uses economical narration and white space with practiced skill." - Publishers Weekly "It's an ode to creativity that ends cozily, with the boy's older brother joining him outside at dusk to continue the fun." - Horn Book Magazine "Gill's oil-on-paper illustrations, shifting from white to golden to blue, transport the reader through an eventful snow day." - Booklist "