Written and illustrated by Claire Frossard
Photographs by Etienne Frossard
Translated from French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
Emma's Journey is about a little sparrow named Emma who lives in New York City's Central Park. After her best friend Duckyduck departs on his first migration, Emma begins to spend time with her Uncle Bob, who entertains her with stories about his French ancestors. As Emma looks at his postcards of Paris, she begins to dream of seeing Paris for herself. Once winter arrives, she makes a very big decision.
This fifty-six page book includes more than forty color photographic spreads of New York City, overlaid with Claire Frossard's magical illustrations of Emma's life. An inventive and poetic portrait of New York City, the images cover Central Park, Midtown, the Flatiron building, the Lower East Side, and the Brooklyn Bridge. And naturally we see a little of Paris as well!
8.5" (W) x 12" (H) • 56 pages • HC
AWARDS AND REVIEWS
"Author-artist Claire Frossard's text and acrylic drawings overlay her uncle Etienne Frossard's street photography. Cartoon birds and other critters populate photos of familiar city locales - Greeley Square, Orchard Street, the Brooklyn Bridge—in slushy winter. When Emma eventually reaches her goal, spying a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, we are happy for her - if a little wistful about losing her bird's eye view of our city." —Carolyn Juris, Time Out New York Kids
"This cozy odyssey should find some ardent fans." —Publishers Weekly
"A Captivating children's book with breathtaking illustrations that will make any reader look twice! Highly recommended." —The Midwest Review
Recommended by Assn. Region XI School Librarians (Fort Worth, TX)