Endorsed by Amnesty International. No. No? No! A little boy sets out to deliver a letter, witnessing acts of war on the way. But when he encounters a bully by the post-box, he decides that enough is enough. Almost wordless, but speaking volumes, No! dramatises conflict and its alternatives in a language that is accessible to everyone, young or old: beautiful paintings, executed with profound feeling and an artist's vision and wisdom. No! is the author's expression of hope that the playgrounds of the world, big and small, will soon become safer and friendlier for all.
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DAVID MCPHAIL grew up in Massachusetts and travelled with a band before enrolling in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He discovered a love for children's books while working as a shipping clerk for a book clearinghouse and published his first, The Bear's Toothache in 1972. Since then he has written and/or illustrated more than 50 books. He lives in New Hampshire, USA.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 4—NO! follows a young boy on a formidable walk to mail a letter he has written. It is only through his journey that readers become conscious of the fact that a war is raging throughout the town. Faceless soldiers march past while tanks rumble down the road tearing through buildings. Narrowly missing the violence all around him, he reaches his destination and is blocked from posting his letter by a bully. It is only when the boy says, "NO!" and refuses to be intimidated that the course of events changes. The war vehicles that were obliterating the city are now dropping presents for the boys and girls from the sky. The last page shows the letter that the boy wrote: "Dear President, at my school we have rules. NO PUSHING, NO PUNCHING. Do you have any rules?" McPhail's delicate watercolor and pencil illustrations bring the understated story to life. Not only introducing a tough topic to a young crowd, this profound narrative also demonstrates the importance of taking a stand and the power of one voice.—Adrienne Wilson, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, CT
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Descripción Frances Lincoln, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M184780120X