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ABoston Globe-Horn BookAwardWinner Join An, recipient of theHans Christian Andersen Medal, on a spectacular tour of Europe! A pictorial journey through the traditional countryside, farms, and towns of rthern Europe takes readers past familiar storybook characters, visual jokes and puzzles, tricks of perspective, and other surprises. With paintings, visual puzzles and tricks of perception, An introduces geography and science by focusing on children and adults at work and play, as well as on art, architecture, composers, and painters, as he conducts an imaginary tour of England . . . Lush paintings, exquisitely detailed . . . An exceptional book. Publishers Weekly Executed in meticulous and gently hued watercolors, this imaginative rendering will fill hours of wonderment, always with the delightful anticipation of seeking still one more amazing detail. Booklist
Mitsumasa Anno was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest honor attainable in the field of children's book illustration in 1984. His original art will be displayed at the gallery opening of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Northhampton, MA. Mr. Anno lives in Japan.