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Title:
Lost and Found : Adèle & Simon in China
Author:
McClintock, Barbara, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
"When Adele and Simon take a tour of China in 1905, Simon misplaces his belongings, one by one ... but they all show up later, revealing their hiding places in Adele's souvenir photographs of the trip"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374399238
Format :
Book

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When siblings Adèle and Simon visit their uncle in China, he buys them each gifts for their trip. Simon picks out a hat, a flute, a fan, and other small items, while his sister selects a camera to photograph their journey. As soon as they're packed and ready, it's time to set off with Uncle Sydney to explore! In a series of postcards home to their mother, Adèle describes each of the places they visit and the adventures they have... and, of course, what item Simon managed to lose at each stop along the way. On a silk farm in Shanghai, he loses his scarf. Along the Great Wall, his hat blows right off his head. By the end of the trip, Simon has misplaced all of his belongings! But when Adèle develops her photographs, she and her brother discover that they can see each of Simon's lost items in the background of the pictures.Barbara McClintock's meticulous research and intricate pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations bring this book to life, capturing the essence of each of the culturally and historically significant sites that Adèle and Simon visit. Children will love poring over the pictures to find Simon's lost items, and parents will value the authenticity of the art and story.


Author Notes

Children's book author and illustrator Barbara McClintock was born in Clinton, New Jersey on May 6, 1955. She attended Jamestown College in North Dakota before moving to New York City on the recommendation of Maurice Sendak, whom she called to ask advice about how to become a children's book illustrator. She briefly studied at The Art Students League of New York.

Before meeting Jim Henson and illustrating books for his television series Fraggle Rock, she designed characters for television commercials for an animation studio and illustrated textbooks. Her first book, The Heartaches of a French Cat, won the New York Times Best Books Award. She won this award three more times as well as a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor award for Dahlia. Her other works include Animal Fables from Aesop, The Fantastic Drawings of Danielle, The Gingerbread Man, Adele and Simon, Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary, and The Battle of Luke and Longnose.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Globe-trotting siblings Adele and Simon are off to China with their uncle Sidney in McClintock's third outing with this pair. Following the epistolary, seek-and-find format of the previous titles, the children travel to a silk farm in Shanghai, Peking's bustling Forbidden City, a monastery in Xi'an, the Great Wall, and more. In his typical fashion, Simon outfitted in a traditional Chinese jacket and cap loses one of his belongings at each stop, whether clothing or something from his knapsack. Every postcard Adele sends home mentions the item Simon has lost, giving readers the opportunity to examine the picture to find it. Lovely, detailed ink illustrations are rendered in antique hues, perfect for the early twentieth-century setting, but locating the tiny, missing objects may prove too challenging for young readers. Happily, a visual answer key appears at the end of the book, along with historical notes on each of the locations visited. McClintock details her efforts to ensure historical accuracy, though some may find the tourist perspective of this book slightly voyeuristic.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2016 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-This addition to the children's saga finds Adèle and Simon touring China with their uncle. Told through postcards written by Adèle, this adventure is a true delight. With stops in Hong Kong, Tongli, and Shanghai (to name a few locales), this is a beautifully blended masterpiece of art and history. As with the other books in this series, Simon loses items along the way, prompting a fun search-and-find aspect that readers will love. The endnotes contain blurbs about each location, including significant historical information. VERDICT The intricate, vintage-style illustrations and interesting historical facts will be sure to please a wide audience. Young armchair travelers will want to pore over this one.-Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.