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When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.
With spare, direct text by Minh
and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.
PRAISE FOR THE COOKIE FIASCO
"[B]e prepared for this one to fly off the shelves."--
School Library Journal
APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner
Drawn Together is a testament to the strength of a shared love to overcome barriers of age, language and culture, and will leave readers, like Grandpa and his grandson, 'happily . . . SPEECHLESS.'"--
Shelf Awareness, starred review
* "[A] visual language that speaks profoundly to readers."--
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
* "[P]erfectly paced to express universal emotions that connect generations separated by time, experience, and even language."--
School Library Journal, starred review
* "Focus on an underrepresented culture; highly accessible emotions; concise, strong storytelling; and artistic magnificence make this a must have."--
Booklist, starred review
Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "The power of art takes center stage."--
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The Wall Street Journal
"A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age, and culture."--
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner for The Sympathizer
About the Author
is a writer but, like his grandfather, is a man of few words. He is a national early childhood policy expert, author of
Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and has written for the
New York Times, the
Horn Book, and the
Huffington Post. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master's in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, DC, Minh's favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Visit Minh online at minhlebooks.com or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.
Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Award-winning
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as
The Cookie Fiasco,
After the Fall, and others. He is also the creator of Disney's animated hit,
The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and two dogs. Visit him at dantat.com.