A Velocity of Being

A Velocity of Being Letters to a Young Reader

Hardback (14 Mar 2019)

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Synopsis


A Brain Pickings Best Children's Book of the Year

"An embarrassment of riches." -The New York Times

In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers-writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers-reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed their own character.

On the page facing each letter, an illustration by a celebrated illustrator or graphic artist presents that artist's visual response. Among the diverse contributions are letters from Jane Goodall, Neil Gaiman, Jerome Bruner, Shonda Rhimes, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yo-Yo Ma, Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jacqueline Woodson, as well as a ninety-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor, a pioneering oceanographer, and Italy's first woman in space. Some of the illustrators, cartoonists, and graphic designers involved are Marianne Dubuc, Sean Qualls, Oliver Jeffers, Maira Kalman, Mo Willems, Isabelle Arsenault, Chris Ware, Liniers, Shaun Tan, Tomi Ungerer, and Art Spiegelman.
This project is woven entirely of goodwill, generosity of spirit, and a shared love of books. Everyone involved has donated their time, and all profits will go to the New York Public Library systems.
This stunning 272-page hardcover volume features a lay-flat binding to allow for greater ease of reading.

Book information

ISBN: 9781592702282
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Imprint: Enchanted Lion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 028.55
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1292g
Height: 268mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 34mm