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The book tells the story of a boy named Wataru whose chaotic life leads him to enter the videogame-infused world of Vision to alter his fate. This complicated quest, with a real-world rival, and fierce and friendly creatures, unleashes a future Wataru could not have anticipated. The wisdom and power Wataru gains on his journey enables him to embrace the transformed reality to which he returns.
- Mildred L. Batchelder Award 2008 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9781421527734
“The Cat: Or, How I Lost Eternity” is a timeless fable featuring willful young Christine's attempts to understand the nature of true learning and friendship. After imagining encounters with a persistent, sassy, mysterious cat, she discovers she can choose to act on behalf of others. Child-friendly exchanges created by a celebrated German children's book writer are accompanied by sophisticated artwork in an exceptionally handsome little volume.
Originally published in French as “Le petit Nicolas et les copains,” this companion volume to “Nicholas,” a 2006 Batchelder Honor Book, presents the further hilarious escapades of a schoolboy and his classmates in an all-boys school. Sempé's jaunty pen-and-ink artwork extends the energy of the text. Brief, fresh, and funny, the Nicholas stories have been favorites among French schoolchildren for nearly 50 years.
- Mildred L. Batchelder Award 2008 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780714862262