Me, All Alone, at the End of the World
From the celebrated picture-book team of M. T. Anderson and Kevin Hawkes comes a wistful, wondrous ode to the natural pleasures of peace and solitude.
The boy lives alone at the End of the World, hunting treasure with old maps, finding fossils, whistling tunes, playing ball by the drop. It's a peaceful, contemplative life, and the boy is content. Until, that is, a self-styled Professional Visionary arrives and puts up a sign: CONSTANTINE SHIMMER'S GALVANO-MAGICAL END OF THE WORLD TOURS. FUN ALL THE TIME! Soon men with machines come to pave a clearing for the inn and theme park, and the touring children seem nice, but still. . . . M. T. Anderson's lyric homage to simplicity and self-reliance is brought to life in arresting detail by the masterful artwork of Kevin Hawkes, creating a fantastical yet evocative world sure to resonate with everyone who enters it.
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Review: Me, All Alone, at the End of the WorldUser Review - Julie - Goodreads
One time I read a collection of short stories. OK, more than once, but only one matters here. MT Anderson's was my super favorite. And then I listened to the audiobooks of Octavian Nothing, which were ... Read full review
Review: Me, All Alone, at the End of the WorldUser Review - Anthony - Goodreads
Such beautiful language! A matchless tale! And Kevin Hawkes' illustrations are resplendent and divine. Read full review