A GLANCE BACKWARD, by Pierre Paquet and Tony Sandoval

A GLANCE BACKWARD, by Pierre Paquet and Tony Sandoval

$19.99 1999

Eleven-year-old Joey's world turns inside-out when he finds himself pulled inside the walls of his own home, seemingly trapped in a strange and surreal place. As he searches for a way out, he discovers a myriad of strange, intriguing, and frightening characters, who ultimately lead him to complete the greatest journey of them all: growing up. DOUBLE EISNER NOMINEE IN 2016! ALA BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW!

Eleven-year-old Joey's world turns inside-out when he finds himself pulled inside the walls of his own home, seemingly trapped in a strange and surreal place. As he searches for a way out, he discovers a myriad of strange, intriguing, and frightening characters, who ultimately lead him to complete the greatest journey of them all: growing up. DOUBLE EISNER NOMINEE IN 2016! ALA BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW!

 

“Paquet and Sandoval together offer up a gorgeously illustrated, nightmarish dreamscape of a young boy experiencing traumatic emotional turmoil.”—Booklist (Starred) Eleven-year-old Pepe's world turns inside-out when he finds himself pulled inside the walls of his own home, seemingly trapped in a strange and surreal place. As he searches for a way out, he discovers a myriad of strange, intriguing, and frightening characters, who ultimately lead him to complete the greatest journey of them all: growing up. A fantastical trip through a strange landscape that explores the changing perspective of a young boy facing adulthood. As surreal as Alice in Wonderland, with a powerful truth underneath it all. This beautifully illustrated, watercolored tale will make readers long for the simplicity of youth while embracing the wonderful complexities of adulthood: responsibility, love, consequence, and ultimately the shocking, inevitable realities of life and death. Written by Pierre Paquet, this honest portrayal of a moment from his own life will take readers to a land of contemplation and adventure.

Written by: Pierre Paquet
Illustrated by: Tony Sandoval

PAGES: 96 pages
FORMAT: Quarterbound Hardcover with textured spine and curved corners
SIZE: 8.5" x 11"

November 11, 2015