LOOKING FOR ATLANTIS by Colin Thompson

LOOKING FOR ATLANTIS

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Age Range: 5 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The tale announcing the theme is quickly told: The ten-year- old narrator's grandfather returns from a life at sea to tell of fabulous Atlantis, to be found in his sea chest along with ``Everything you could ever want...if you know where to look for it''; then he sets out ``on his final voyage, across a sea of dreams.'' Grieving but curious, the boy explores from the attic down. In the end he understands that ``hopes and dreams are not just inside your head, and that I could keep Atlantis and Grandfather in my heart forever.'' Meanwhile, unseen by the boy, worlds within worlds swarm in Thompson's intricate surreal art- -quaint houses and fanciful populations tucked into bookcases or peering from under rugs, fish flying in a window and into a TV, outdoor vistas springing from indoor furniture while book titles and labels pun or philosophize in every cranny. Captivating. (Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-679-85648-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1994




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