The Wanderer (Hardcover)

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I’m not sure what I just read—but I know it was beautiful. A wordless picture book about adventure in a strange world, and one to return to and re-examine.

— Nicole


"Wonderfully strange and strangely wonderful, Peter Van den Ende's Wanderer is an epic dream captured in superbly meticulous detail."—Shaun Tan

As with Shaun Tan's The Arrival, it gives us collective goosebumps to introduce the singular talent and imagination of Peter Van den Ende to North America. Without a word, and with Escher-like precision, Van den Ende presents one little paper boat's journey across the ocean, past reefs and between icebergs, through schools of fish, swaying water plants, and terrifying sea monsters. The little boat is all alone, and while its aloneness gives it the chance to wonder at the fairy-tale world above and below the waves uninterrupted, that also means it must save itself when it storms. And so it does. We hope that readers young and old will find the strength and inspiration that we did in this quietly powerful story about growing, learning, and life's ups and downs.

About the Author

The Wanderer is Peter Van den Ende's remarkable debut as a picture book artist. When he's not drawing, he works as a nature guide in the Cayman Islands. The beauty of the sea was his source of inspiration for his wonderful wordless story.

Praise For…

? "Marvelously engrossing-a triumph." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781646140176
ISBN-10: 1646140176
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Pages: 96

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