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Black And White Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): MacAulay, David
ISBN: 0618636870     ISBN-13: 9780618636877
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: October 2005
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Annotation: Four stories are told simultaneously, with each a double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story? Winner of the1991 Caldecott Medal. Full color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Literary recreations.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Parents
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 89028888
Lexile Measure: 610
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 12.00" H x 8.00" W x 0.25" (0.35 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 44136
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q01295
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 2.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story? You'll have to read this award winner and find out.

Contributor Bio(s):
David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books.
David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.


Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2005 November #1)

"The magic of Black and White comes not from each [of the four stories], but from the mysterious interactions between them that creates a fifth story," said PW of this Caldecott Medal-winner. Ages 5-8. (Oct.)

[Page 77]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1990 February #4)
At first glance, this is a collection of four unrelated stories, each occupying a quarter of every two-page spread, and each a slight enough tale to seem barely worth a book--a boy on a train, parents in a funny mood, a convict's escape and a late commuter train. The magic of Black and White comes not from each story, however, but from the mysterious interactions between them that creates a fifth story. Several motifs linking the tales are immediately apparent, such as trains--real and toy--and newspapers. A second or third reading reveals suggestions of the title theme: Holstein cows, prison uniform stripes. Eventually, the stories begin to merge into a surrealistic tale spanning several levels of reality, e.g.: Are characters in one story traveling on the toy train in another? Answers are never provided--this is not a mystery or puzzle book. Instead, Black and White challenges the reader to use text and pictures in unexpected ways. Although the novelty will wear off quickly for adults, no other writer for adults or children explores this unusual territory the way Macaulay does. All ages. (Apr.) Copyright 1990 Cahners Business Information.