Hauntingly beautiful watercolors enhance this extraordinary story about the power of storytelling, kindness, and hope Bambert lives alone in his attic home. He feels out of place in the world, isolated by his physical disabilities, and finds solace in the characters he creates in his stories. One day, he decides to send his 11 stories out into the world, to find their own true setting. He attaches them to paper balloons and sends them out on a windy night. The 11th story is blank. Bambert hopes it will write itself. Gradually the stories return, with postmarks from all round the world. But Bambert’s life-work is not complete until the return of the 11th story, the fate of which is still unknown.
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ONE DAY, MR. Bambert, a sweet but shy man, decides to send 11 stories out into the world. He attaches them to little hot-air balloons and lets them go on windy nights with a letter asking that whoever finds them send them back. Wherever the stories are returned from is where they will be set. The 11th story is blank—Bambert hopes it will write itself. Slowly the stories come back, with postmarks from all over the world, including one from the past. All that's left is the last one, the one that has to write itself. . . .
In this magical little story with a twist, the power of kindness, stories, and hope is woven together to create a soul-warming, poignant tale that readers will want to read again and again.
Praise for Dreaming in Black and White:
"A short, quiet, yet memorable, novel that challenges its audience with questions worth asking."—Booklist
From the Hardcover edition.About the Author:
Reinhardt Jung (1949–1999) is also the author of Dreaming in Black and White. Emma Chichester Clark is the author of numerous acclaimed children's books, including I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!; Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?; No More Kissing!; and Little Miss Muffet's Count-Along Surprise. Anthea Bell is an award-winning translator who is best known for her translation of the French Asterix comics.
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Book Description Egmont UK, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111405254351