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Cornelia and the Jungle Machine

"A family moves into a new house, and a child finds a playmate. Cornelia is not a fan of the family's new multistory Victorian house, with its copious antiques and dearth of playmates. The parents suggest having 'a look around outside' instead. Sporting a blue cape, Cornelia and a scruffy dog companion wander into the tall surrounding trees. They find a ladder, climb into the treetops, and find a marvelous branched-out treehouse. Lounging in a hammock on the porch is Fredrik, who welcomes them and shows off many inventions: There are hanging, bed-sized nests of pillows and cranks for watering hard-to-reach plants--but 'the best' is a 'Jungle Machine.' After some wheel-twisting and button-pushing, tropical plants emerge from gramophone-like horns, sprouting into a full jungle, complete with swinging vines, a river, and a red-plumed bird large enough to ride. After some adventuring, Cornelia returns home more optimistic about the new living situation. The matter-of-fact, largely wordless text provides only a slight lift beyond the unexplained, implausible circumstances, but it also allows readers' minds to wander through the fantastical possibilities. Characters present white; the eye patch-wearing Fredrik has the demeanor of an arboreal Pippi Longstocking. The pictures are intricately lined and rich with detail. Expansive images push beyond their edges to make grand use of the tall, rectangular trim. An imaginative fantasy that gives readers plenty of room to roam."--Kirkus Reviews --Journal

A picture book that takes the young reader into the jungle and immerses them in a filmic universe of mechanical wonders


Cornelia and her parents move in to a new house. Bored, she is sent to play "outside. Les mer

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A picture book that takes the young reader into the jungle and immerses them in a filmic universe of mechanical wonders


Cornelia and her parents move in to a new house. Bored, she is sent to play "outside." She discovers a hidden tree house and a boy her own age...

"Do you really live here all alone?" she asks.
"No I live here with my inventions. Come and take a look inside."

Inside Cornelia is introduced to a magical machine. A jungle machine!

Nora Brech's gothic illustrations are packed with imaginative details and perspectives. Her pictures play with references to classical children's literature, and the book's large format is fully utilized when Cornelia climbs up the tall trees; the drawings quite simply give the reader butterflies.

Through an extreme wide-angle lens, the reader is sucked in to a powerfully detailed world.

Detaljer

Forlag
Gecko Press
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781776572595
Utgivelsesår
2019

Om forfatteren

Nora Brech (b. 1988) works as an illustrator and has a degree in art drawing. She has illustrated children's books and covers. Cornelia and the Jungle Machine is her first book. She lives in Oslo.

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"A family moves into a new house, and a child finds a playmate. Cornelia is not a fan of the family's new multistory Victorian house, with its copious antiques and dearth of playmates. The parents suggest having 'a look around outside' instead. Sporting a blue cape, Cornelia and a scruffy dog companion wander into the tall surrounding trees. They find a ladder, climb into the treetops, and find a marvelous branched-out treehouse. Lounging in a hammock on the porch is Fredrik, who welcomes them and shows off many inventions: There are hanging, bed-sized nests of pillows and cranks for watering hard-to-reach plants--but 'the best' is a 'Jungle Machine.' After some wheel-twisting and button-pushing, tropical plants emerge from gramophone-like horns, sprouting into a full jungle, complete with swinging vines, a river, and a red-plumed bird large enough to ride. After some adventuring, Cornelia returns home more optimistic about the new living situation. The matter-of-fact, largely wordless text provides only a slight lift beyond the unexplained, implausible circumstances, but it also allows readers' minds to wander through the fantastical possibilities. Characters present white; the eye patch-wearing Fredrik has the demeanor of an arboreal Pippi Longstocking. The pictures are intricately lined and rich with detail. Expansive images push beyond their edges to make grand use of the tall, rectangular trim. An imaginative fantasy that gives readers plenty of room to roam."--Kirkus Reviews --Journal

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