Me, All Alone, at the End of the World

Me, All Alone, at the End of the World

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780763615864
Branch Call Number: EASY FIC And
Characteristics: np : illus
Additional Contributors: Hawkes, Kevin, illus


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ArapahoeSusan Jun 20, 2017

A thought-provoking picture book for older kids that explores the differences between a quiet life of simple pleasures and an exciting existence, "fun all the time," that leaves no time for contemplation. A perfect read-aloud for kids who have trouble looking up from their devices.

cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 15, 2016

A picture book for older readers that often gets overlooked in our chapter book shelves. This one is perfect for starting conversations about minimalism, environmentalism, and the pros and cons of commercial development. These are deep concepts, but this picture book handles them with a gentle story and a relatable main character. While it lacks the color and rhyme of The Lorax, the message is similar.

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cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 15, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 10


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