Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

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Product Description A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globe When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, "Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see." Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures ? Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more ? all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike. Review "Coming to terms with one's true nature and seeking one's destiny are part of a process perhaps best begun in childhood. That, at any rate, is when a little red cuboid sets out to discover her place in the world in Joshua David Stein's thoughtful picture book...Julia Rothman's delicate illustrations in white, black, and shades of yellow and red capture the man-made, brick-by-brick majesty of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, the spiraling Malwiya Minaret in Samarra, Iraq, and the Great Wall of China, among other wonders..." - The Wall Street Journal "Both playful and sophisticated, this picture book from the creators of Can I Eat That? and What's Cooking? combines an architectural tour with an existential quest in a story with an unusual protagonist: a small red brick... Combining ink lines with deeply saturated blocks of color, the uncluttered illustrations provide a stylish showcase of architectural structures, which are further explained in an appendix. Though the themes of finding a path and purpose in life are overt, this unusual, creative title may strike a chord with a wide audience, from young kids discovering their talents to new graduates." - Publisher's Weekly "For anyone who's ever wondered where life will take them, and especially for little ones who can only dream of what the wide world holds, Brick's story will advise and inspire." - Shelf Awareness "The boys have asked to read it over and over this week, which is always the ultimate two thumbs up." - Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo About the Author Joshua David Stein frequently contributes to New York magazine, the New York Times, the Sunday Times, Eater, and Fatherly as a food critic, and film and culture columnist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.Julia Rothman is an illustrator working in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her drawings in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and in books, on wallpaper, bedding, subway posters and dishware. She is a co-founder of Women Who Draw, a directory of female illustrators.

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