A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound Hardcover – 1 Aug 2005
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About the Author
John Irving is the author of the hugely successful novels A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Hotel New Hampshire amongst others. He has also won an oscar for his script to the film of The Cider House Rules. John divides his time between America and Canada. Tatjana Hauptmann lives in Germany and this is her first book to be published in the UK.
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Top Customer Reviews
Away from the context of its tragic novel source, this little tale may seem odd and slightly unsettling. Having said which, it's beautifully illustrated and my four year old daughter (who hasn't read the novel!) finds it utterly intriguing, probably because it's different to most kids picture books. I wouldn't agree that it's too disturbing for young minds; if anything, its depiction of children being troubled by their own imaginations may resonate with many youngsters and help to show them how the imagination can play tricks.
This would be an excellent book to use in Philosophy for Education and for stretching young readers in general. It is beautifully illustrated by Hauptmann: the pictures full of a eerie tension and puzzlement for the reader. The illustrations would be a great stimulus for creative writing for teachers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My children are 12 and 10 and to be honest a bit old for this book but I brought it for me really as I'm a fan of Mr Irving. Great story, be young again and enjoy!!!!!Published on 1 Nov. 2009 by Mr. M. Hanson