What There Is Before There Is Anything There: A Scary Story (Hardcover)

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By Liniers, Elisa Amado (Translator)
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Every night when his parents turn off the light, strange creatures descend from the black space where the ceiling used to be . . . First comes one, then another, and then more and more. They stand all around him, staring, not saying a word. And then, worst of all, comes the dark, shapeless one that tells him, I am what's there before there is anything there . . . Liniers art, reminiscent of Herge and other great comic book artists, feelingly portrays the little boy's growing terror and his frantic dash for his parents bedroom. Combined with hand-lettering, it creates the feeling of a graphic novel for very young readers. Destined to become a classic about nighttime fears (like Paul Galdone's The Teeny-Tiny Woman), this story resonates with young children afraid of the dark. They're reassured to see that, although the little boy's fears don t go away, he does find a way to cope with them.

About the Author

Liniers is a cartoonist from Argentina who was born in Buenos Aires in 1973. His work has appeared internationally in newspapers, books, and magazines, including Rolling Stone and Spirou. He has created a daily comic strip for the Argentine newspaper La Nacion for more than ten years. His U.S. children s book debut, The Big Wet Balloon, was recently published in English and Spanish editions, was named a Parents Best Book of the Year, and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and The Horn Book Review. Liniers enjoys travel and often accompanies his musician-friend Kevin Johansen on tour. He lives with his family in Buenos Aires. Elisa Amado lives in Toronto."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781554983858
ISBN-10: 1554983851
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Pages: 24
Language: English