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Emma's Journey [Hardcover]

Claire Frossard , Etienne Frossard

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4 Nov 2010
Emma's Journey is about a little sparrow named Emma who lives in New York City's Central Park. After her best friend Duckyduck departs on his first migration, Emma begins to spend time with her Uncle Bob, who entertains her with stories about his French ancestors. As Emma looks at his postcards of Paris, she begins to dream of seeing Paris for herself. Once winter arrives, she makes a very big decision. This fifty-six page book includes more than forty color photographic spreads of New York City, overlaid with Claire Frossard's magical illustrations of Emma's life. An inventive and poetic portrait of New York City, the images cover Central Park, Midtown, the Flatiron building, the Lower East Side, and the Brooklyn Bridge. And naturally we see a little of Paris as well! Born in Versailles, France, Claire Frossard left for the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg in 1997. Since graduation, she has worked as an illustrator, creating children's books and drawings for the press. In 1998 she made her first trip to New York to visit her uncle Etienne. Over the next ten years, Claire dreamed of returning. Then, in 2009, she arrived back in New York with the beginnings of Emma's Journey in her suitcase and the address of Enchanted Lion Books in her pocket. Emma's Journey, melding Claire's words and illustrations with Etienne's photographs, is the fruit of their shared passion for New York. Etienne Frossard is a freelance photographer who lives in Brooklyn. He was born in 1956 and grew up in France. His pictures have appeared in Newsweek, Time Out New York, Metropolis, and New York Living. His Brooklyn Bridge images have received many awards.

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"Author-artist Claire Frossard's text and acrylic drawings overlay her uncle Etienne Frossard's street photography. Cartoon birds and other critters populate photos of familiar city locales - Greeley Square, Orchard Street, the Brooklyn Bridge - in slushy winter. When Emma eventually reaches her goal, spying a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, we are happy for her - if a little wistful about losing her bird's eye view of our city." - Carolyn Juris, Time Out New York Kids "This cozy odyssey should find some ardent fans." - Publishers Weekly "A Captivating children's book with breathtaking illustrations that will make any reader look twice! Highly recommended." - The Midwest Review of Books Recommended by Assn. Region XI School Librarians, Fort Worth, TX.

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Claire Frossard: Born in Versailles, not far from the famous Chateau, Claire Frossard left for Alsace in 1997 to pursue her studies at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Since then, she has worked in a small studio as an illustrator, creating children's books and drawings for the press. In 1998, she made her first trip to New York to visit her uncle Etienne, who is a photographer by profession. As so many before her, Claire fell in love with New York. Over the next ten years, Claire dreamed of returning. Then, early in 2009, she finally arrived back in New York, with the sparse beginnings of Emma's Journey in her suitcase and the address of Enchanted Lion Books in her pocket. Emma's Journey is a melding of Claire's words and illustrations and Etienne's photographs and is the fruit of the passion that they share for New York. Etienne Frossard: Etienne Frossard is a freelance photographer who lives and work in Brooklyn, NY. He was born in 1956 and grew up in France. His pictures have appeared in magazines like Newsweek, Time Out New York, Metropolis and New York Living. His Brooklyn Bridge images have received awards from Advertising Photographers of America, The New York Foundation for the Arts and Pdn World in Focus.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A captivating children's book with breathtaking illustrations 21 Nov 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Emma's Journey is a children's picturebook that blends a charming story about a little New York sparrow named Emma who dreams of seeing Paris for herself. The illustrative two-page spreads feature vivid photographs of New York - with the hand-drawn cartoons of little Emma and her friends blending in. The result is a captivating children's book with breathtaking illustrations that will make any reader look twice! Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My nephews are enraptured by this book! 15 Oct 2010
By Sally Urang - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Emma's Journey, the tale of a little sparrow in Central Park who braves the elements to cross the Atlantic to see Paris, is a lushly illustrated, eye-catching children's book by Claire Frossard. Her lavish drawings, deftly overlaid on her uncle Etienne Frossard's gorgeous photos of New York, will capture the attention of children everywhere. This clever device - laying the charming, small-scale drawings of Emma and her friends onto the splashy, larger-than-life New York photographs, draws the reader into the scene and gives the story a three-dimensional quality that kids will find irresistible. I am looking forward to seeing photos of my nephews sitting in their parents' laps, a copy of Emma's Journey in their hands, their eyes locked onto the page and lit up with anticipation. I'm buying a copy for every great kid I know.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely NYC Kid's Book 11 Feb 2011
By Dakota - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this as a souvenir for my niece who was visiting us in New York. Photos of the city are superimposed with cartoon-like drawings of the story characters. The images are very true to New York, so a great way to remember the city.
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