by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Love the art in this bock, especially the skillful and creative ways many emotions are conveyed through imagery and hinted via lines and swirls. This is a quiet graphic story that eloquently showcases the interior life of a precocious prepubescent mind. Many of the double spreads are breathtaking and heartbreaking. It feels like a privilege to be allowed to peek into the minds of Rose and those around her.
4 responses to “This One Summer”
Glad you liked it! It was one of my favorite books of year and I was very pleased to see it get a Caldecott Honor…
Been thinking about the Caldecott and what a game-changing year (one hopes) this has been — also re El Deafo for Newbery!
I haven’t seen that book yet but people have written to me about the scenes in the Indian Village.
Debbie, would love to know your thoughts on the Indian Village scene.