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Título: The White Umbrella
Editorial: Quartet, United Kingdom
Año de publicación: 1970
Condición del libro: fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by author
Edición: First edition
Tipo de libro: Hardback
Brian Sewell strays from the art world to tell the enchanting story of a man and his pet donkey, Pavlova. Beautifully illustrated by the celebrated cartoonist Sally Ann Lasson, The White Umbrella is an allegorical tale about taking personal responsibility for our environment and the importance of both compassion and empathy. It is the perfect book for children and adults alike - a classic in the making to keep and to cherish. N° de ref. de la librería 31344
Sinopsis: Brian Sewell strays from the art world to tell the enchanting story of a man and his pet donkey, Pavlova. Beautifully illustrated by the celebrated cartoonist Sally Ann Lasson, The White Umbrella is an allegorical tale about taking personal responsibility for our environment and the importance of both compassion and empathy. It is the perfect book for children and adults alike - a classic in the making to keep and to cherish.
'Brian Sewell has published his first children's book at the age of 83, written while recuperating from an operation. While nobody would wish illness on the art critic - not even those painters who have felt the sharp end of his nib - that bedrest has produced a beautifully written book which should become a classic' --The Times (Children's Book of the Week)
'It's a lovely, wistful story ... moving ... Adults will also be charmed and educated by The White Umbrella' --Mail on Sunday
'This, we can only hope, is not Sewell's last testament, but even if it is, it bears witness to a luminous, and, yes, peculiarly British, talent' --Simon Kelner, Independent
'A charming, allegorical story' --John Walsh, Independent
'A heartwarming tale for children, The White Umbrella is at first glance a simple fable in which determined good intentions will always win the day ... Only in the final chapter do writer and character come together as Mr B returns to his beloved dogs ... As anyone who read Sewell's memorably brilliant canine memoir, Sleeping with Dogs, will know, it's what he writes about best. Sewell may be aiming his book at "today's incurious children", hoping it may get them to "think a little bit". But I say don't worry about them; buy it for yourself and fall even more deeply in love with those dogs' --Evening Standard
'An artful, disarming corrective to the small-minded and simplistic. Wonderful, in its strictest sense' --Country Life
'In the case of this novella about a sensitive man called Mr B who rescues a donkey in Peshawar, names her Pavlova after the ballerina, and brings her overland all the way back home to Wimbledon to meet his dogs named after women painters of the twentieth century, this feeling that the target reader is the childhood author himself is overwhelming. You learn more about the young, sweet, aesthetically precocious Brian Sewell while reading it than you do even about Persian carpets and the dusty towns on the old Silk Route' --Spectator
'[A] delightful little novella, the characters of which are comically brought to life by Sally Ann Lasson's sweet and simple black-and white-illustrations' --Independent on Sunday
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