How War Changed Rondo - Romana Romanyshyn

How War Changed Rondo

Romana Romanyshyn (Utgiver) ; Andriy Lesiv (Utgiver) ; Oksana Lushchevska (Oversetter)

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Cover reveal on social media. Instagram and newsletter promotion to Enchanted Lion's significant social media following (40+k on Instagram, 10k newsletter list). Outreach to translation-focused bloggers and reviewers. Outreach to design and graphic novel-focused bloggers and reviewers. Conversation with the creators + translator. Focused outreach to network of independent bookstores. Promotion of the book as part of our larger, translation-focused list for fall 2021.
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Forlag: Enchanted Lion Books
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781592703678
Format: 29 x 22 cm
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★ "The universal story deftly highlights the importance of each person doing their part to battle darkness. The descriptive, lyrical text realistically depicts the impacts of war, and the visual juxtaposition of an imaginative, bright, colorful world and its war-ravaged aftermath is stark. Collage elements convey fragility and resilience in surprising yet visceral ways... An expertly crafted story recognizing the power of humanity amid the life-altering tragedy of war." —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews


★ “This is an amazing book... The illustrations are stark, symbolic and imaginative. The text slowly walks us through how War comes to the small and idyllic town of Rondo. Three friends ([representing] growth, light, and love) find a way to combat the darkness and survive the war, but each are scarred in important and devastating ways. It’s hard to watch and hard to read, but the book has so many possibilities… The themes and symbolism are fascinating, and the message is beautiful. [For] anyone who is interested in thinking about human nature, war, why we do the things we do, how we recover from devastation, and general philosophical ideals.“ —STARRED REVIEW, Pam WattsFlavin (Robbins Library, Arlington, MA), Youth Services Book Review


“Hold on to this radical idea: ‘The truth is that even the smallest ray of light will begin to disperse the darkness.’ Three friends, Danko, Fabian, and Zirka, love the town Rondo, which they call home. It is an idyllic place, famous for its greenhouse and the singing flowers that grow inside… Mixed-media illustrations are neatly situated across the pages like diagrams and maps, giving this fantastical, allegorical story a calm sensibility. Then War comes, and the pages turn dark as Rondo’s beauty is damaged. There is no explanation for the war, nor are culprits or reasons named, although an angry fist and recognizable war machinery give War a distinctly human aura. The three friends manage to save Rondo by uniting their unique skills, and despite some irreparable damage, peace is restored. This beautiful book has many layers for adults to unpack with young readers.”Booklist


How War Changed Rondo, a picture book by the Ukrainian artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, captures the unrelenting destructiveness of wartime as a young person experiences it… Romanyshyn and Lesiv deploy a charming combination of drawing and collage, pasting in diagrams from botany textbooks and old newspapers. There is a fragility to the arrangement, which looks scattered on the page, and a fragility to their three main characters, [who] love their idyllic town and its most famous feature: flowers that sing. War obliterates all, seeding a thicket that blots out the sun… The book’s pages, shaded soft green and mustard yellow at first, turn the color of bruises, obsidian black and purplish gray. Danko, Fabian and Zirka dodge cutout bombs and tanks. Light must then defeat the dark… Rondo returns, but its famous multicolored flowers have been replaced by red poppies... It speaks so precisely to the perspective of a young person who has experienced the confusion of war.” New York Times

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Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv are a husband-and-wife team of artists, who collaborate on books and other projects through their art studio Agrafka. They were both born in Ukraine in 1984 and studied at the Lviv Art College of Decorative and Applied Art. The pair have been members of PEN Ukraine since 2019 and currently live and work in Lviv, Ukraine.