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Sylvia's Bookshop

The Story of Paris's Beloved Bookstore and Its Founder (As Told by the Bookstore Itself!)

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Sylvia's Bookshop by Robert Burleigh
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Meet the trailblazer and book lover who started the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, France, in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates stories, reading, and the importance of sharing ideas. "Books are my treasures-the best that I've got." Books are like rivers that flow through my head. Books are like roads," she just might have said. "Roads that connect my old self to my new. Unlocking our hearts to what's noble and true." Told by the bookstore itself, Sylvia's Bookshop tells the story of the legendary Shakespeare and Company, its owner Sylvia Beach, and the many great writers who gathered there to meet, read, and remind us that books are more than the words on the page.

Author Biography

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, illustrated by Barry Blitt; Night Flight, illustrated by Wendell Minor; Black Whiteness, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop; and Sylvia's Bookshop, illustrated by Katy Wu. His many other books include Hoops; Stealing Home; and Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! He lives in Michigan. Katy Wu has worked in the animated feature film industry as a sketch artist and assistant art director, as well as in the tech industry as a "Doodler" for Google (creating the artwork and short films showcased on Google's landing page), where she created the Google "Doodles" for Nellie Bly and Nelson Mandela. Katy currently works as a freelance art director and designer on various animation projects. Learn more at KatyCWWU.Tumblr.com.
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2018
Contributor
Illustrated by Katy Wu
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
f-c digital; spfx: spot gloss
Imprint
Simon & Schuster
Pages
32
ISBN-13
9781481472456
Product ID
28255036

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