A WINDOW OF TIME by Audrey O. Leighton
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Shawn tells readers about his grandfather, who often seems lost in the past, in a gently rhythmic text. The glowing illustrations defy categorization: Apartment buildings and red-roofed houses fill up a cityscape of flattened perspectives and rounded shapes, while people and objects the grandfather recalls float on the page--weightless memories in surreal compositions. Clocks are everywhere, swimming across the illustrations like bubbles, or prominently framed, or both. All of these imaginative scenes point in unpredictable ways to a world whose characteristics are as evocative as they are difficult to name. The pictures interact remarkably with the text: The grandson's expressions--kind and questioning--enrich his narrational voice. A sweetly philosophical look at time, memory, and the connection between old and young.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: NADJA