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The Collector of Moments by Quint Buchholz
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The Collector of Moments

by Quint Buchholz

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Translated from the German. ?Interesting. ?áThe text is longish, and the pictures invite deep reflection. ?áIf you like surrealism (Magritte, not Dali) you might want to buy this. ?áIt's a work of art that's about art and about a boy who sees, in a neighbor who paints, a sort of mentor... and, subtly, it's about the young man who finds himself in the role of mentor. ?á

The book design says picture-book, but it's for all ages, especially (I think) 8-11. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
The Collector of Moments is a fantastic contemporary book tells about a story between a boy and his good friend Max, who is an artist. Every evening, the boy plays the violin for Max and Max draw pictures quietly. Normally, the boy cannot see the paintings by Max because he always face them to the wall, but there was one day, when Max went traveling, he put all paintings face to the boy, which are amazing. However, the sad thing is that Max moved out from this place and the boy felt sad and stopped play violin until he receive a painting by Max one day. This book has a lot of amazing paintings, which are collected by author and each oh them have a true story.
Media: Oil-painted and beautiful illustrations
Use: I will use this book for students over 10 years old, who can understand the real meaning of this story and also can enjoy the arts in this book. ( )
  QianqiongWang | Apr 13, 2016 |
This book tells the story of a young boy who lives in an apartment building with his family, above them lives an artist. He becomes friends with the artist above him, they bond over music and art. As the young boy discovers the paintings of the artist, he learns more about his friend. ( )
  ecarlson2014 | Apr 13, 2015 |
This book was a pleasant surprise. From the height and width of the book, one would think it is a picture book with few words. It is actually a wonderful story with interesting paintings.
  jonesm | Nov 30, 2008 |
Genre: Realistic fiction
Age Appropriateness: Primary & Intermediate
Review: This picture book was a fun example of realistic fiction. It could have happened in real life, and the paintings included likely have the same effect on the reader of the story as on the boy in the story.

Media: mixed media ( )
  hsenseney05 | Nov 24, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374315205, Hardcover)

A solitary boy is drawn to his mysterious new neighbor, an artist named Max. He spends hours in Max's studio, but Max is secretive and does not show the boy his pictures -- until he departs on a journey and leaves behind a surprise exhibition for his young friend. Max's pictures are strange and beautiful. They depict a realm where things, familiar at first glance, nevertheless behave in the most surprising and unpredictable ways. In this spellbinding picture book, the reader joins the boy in contemplating these challenging images, in a celebration of the power of art to transform the everyday into something magical.

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When Max, an artist, departs for a long journey, the boy who is his friend and neighbor visits his apartment and discovers an exhibition of pictures created just for him.

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