The Whisper by Pamela ZagarenskiThe Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski

The Whisper

byPamela Zagarenski

Hardcover | October 20, 2015

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When a little girl receives a curious book filled only with pictures, a whisper urges her to create the words she cannot see. As the pages turn, her imagination takes flight and she discovers that the greatest storyteller of all might come from within.
The Caldecott honor medalist Pamela Zagarenski creates distinctive and deeply layered paintings for books that have been translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates large paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Stonington, Connecticut. Visit her website at  
Title:The WhisperFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.34 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544416864

ISBN - 13:9780544416864


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! The artwork is beautiful and the story is so sweet!!
Date published: 2016-03-29

Editorial Reviews

* A sumptuously illustrated fable about the magic of storytelling and the power of imagination." - School Library Journal, starred review * "Surreal, staggering mixed-media paintings make traveling across such beautifully varied and bizarre storyscapes exhilarating." - Kirkus, starred review "Tiny vignettes of the girl looking at these very images in her own treastured book create the sense that readers are reading it along with her? Zagarenski's artwork is irresistable" - Publishers Weekly "The fanciful combination of opulent imagery and mysterious detail will have children imagining stories of their own." -Horn Book Magazine "[T]he fabulously layered paintings by two-time Caldecott honor winner Zagarenski are so beautifully constructed and lavishly painted - swirling patterns and honeycombs in the background, winsome creatures in the fore - that readers can't help but fall for this book." -The Boston Globe "