The Night Watchman by Jean-baptiste LabruneThe Night Watchman by Jean-baptiste Labrune

The Night Watchman

byJean-baptiste Labrune, Jeremie Fischer

Hardcover | April 27, 2015

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For their own safety, the peoplewho live in this fortified city arenot allowed to leave their homesafter dusk. After curfew, a strangecharacter with a lamp -the NightWatchman -patrols the windingstreets and alleyways, assisted bybirds on the rooftops, dogs in thelanes, and rats underground. Asboth guardian and policeman, theNight Watchman will relentlesslyhunt down any intruder who threatensthe peace and security of his city.Nothing and no one has disturbedhis nightly routine -until now .A beautifully written story fullof suspense, The Night Watchmantells a fascinating tale of surveillance,betrayal, friendship, andlove. Jérémie Fischer's remarkableimages elevate the book to anartful illustrated novel, and Jean-Baptiste Labrune's words render ita modern classic with a narrativerelatable on many levels.
Title:The Night WatchmanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.75 × 6.5 × 1.07 inPublished:April 27, 2015Publisher:GestaltenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3899557492

ISBN - 13:9783899557497

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"The action is as stylized as Fischer's art-deco screen-print illustrations . . . both the tone and the distinctive art play up (the story’s) melodrama." —Kirkus"This striking and clever mix between a graphic novel, chapter book and picture book is a great transitional read for children who are starting to widen their reading material." —PictureBooksBlogger.wordpress.com"Blurring the lines between picture book, fiction, and comics, this distinctive illustrated novel by a European team defies easy categorization; part noir detective story and part fable, Labrune’s narrative flexes and shimmers with bold magical realism." —Publisher’s Weekly"Yet those who give themselves over to it may find themselves entranced." —Publisher’s Weekly"Its lyrical text and borderline-abstract art...beg to be examined more closely. It is a gorgeously-illustrated novel." —GatheringBooks.org