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Tower to the Sun [Hardcover]

Colin Thompson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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April 1997
One hundred years in the future, when the earth is so polluted that the sun can't be seen, the richest man in the world wants his grandson to experience the blue sky and orange sun he remembers from his childhood. So he spends 20 years and all of his money  to build a tower to the sun. Using the largest rock in the world as the foundation, workers pile stone upon stone, beam over beam, building atop building, until the old man sits on top of the tower with his great grandson and feels the warmth of the sun shine on his face. Though now penniless, he is indeed, a rich man. Lush with the intricate detail that has become his hallmark, Colin Thompson's art invites repeated examination and yields its secrets subtly. His tower is an extraordinary pastiche of architectural prototypes from Stonehenge, Greek temples and the leaning tower of Pisa to the Chrysler Building and the Guggenheim Museum. This is Thompson's most provocative pictorial fantasy to date--and a moving fable for the environmentally conscious of all ages.  

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679883347
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679883340
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 24.8 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 509,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another adult children's book 8 Sep 2002
Format:Paperback
Colin Thompson is a genius. He has now written many children's books which appeal to adults as well as children. You can read the story and grasp the deep and meaningful bit while your kids can enjoy the pictures! Look out for Cafe Max.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading Cafe thoughts 6 April 2014
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Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I used this book for a Reading Cafe at school and it went down extremely well with both the children and their parents.We looked at building heights, symmetry and patterns after we had read the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well loved 31 Mar 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Such an amazing story with the most captivating illustration. I could read this book again and again and get lost in the pictures. Children enjoy it equally as much and I have produced some wonderful literacy work surrounding the book.
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