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Anno's Journey (original 1977; edition 1997)

by Mitsumasa Anno

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Title:Anno's Journey
Authors:Mitsumasa Anno
Info:Puffin (1997), Paperback, 48 pages
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Rating:***1/2
Tags:art, wordless, counting, math, measurement, easy

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As is the case with so many wordless books, this one calls for repeated "readings". I liked to study the details, try to imagine through where the rider was traveling
ages 1 -2
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  people65 | Nov 11, 2013 |
As is the case with so many wordless books, this one calls for repeated "readings". I liked to study the details, try to imagine through where the rider was traveling. In particular I liked how some things repeated themselves through the book but in different form/shape: landscapes, groups of people, children. My 4 1/2 year old was pretty drawn into this book as well. We might seek out [a:Anno's|72077|Mitsumasa Anno|/assets/nophoto/nophoto-M-50x66-e07624dc012f2cce49c7d9aa6500c6c0.jpg] other "travel" books: [b:Spain|1076039|Anno's Spain|Mitsumasa Anno|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1309287701s/1076039.jpg|1062751], [b:Britain|596705|Anno's Britain|Mitsumasa Anno|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1333342054s/596705.jpg|1062753], [b:U.S.A|596698|Anno's U.S.A.|Mitsumasa Anno|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1176141703s/596698.jpg|1062761], [b:Italy|1401082|Anno's Italy|Mitsumasa Anno|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1312374264s/1401082.jpg|1391275] ... ( )
  Fjola | Oct 17, 2013 |
Celebrated Japanese picture-book author and artist Mitsumasa Anno, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1984, began his series of wordless travelogues with this 1977 book - subsequent titles include Anno's Italy, Anno's Britain, and Anno's USA - which follows the horseback figure of the author, as he travels through northern Europe. From rural fields to crowded towns, country fairs to school races, Anno wends his way through the European landscape, taking the reader on a visual journey that weaves in classic works of art and storytelling, little visual jokes, and a running romantic theme.

I can't say, in all honesty, that I caught everything there was to catch with Anno's Journey, although I did enjoy searching for the author on each page, and recognized a clear homage to Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, and a reference to the tale of The Pied Piper of Hamlin. I imagine that the more time one spends with the book, the more it will yield. That is high praise indeed, making this a book that a certain type of young reader - the child who enjoys visual puzzles, or search-and-find books - will delight in poring over! I'm glad The Picture-Book Club to which I belong chose this as one of our January selections. The only other Anno I have read, to date, is the delightful Anno's Aesop, but after enjoying this one, I think I will need to seek out more! ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 10, 2013 |
This book shows how a town evolves over several years. Another wordless counting book with great illustrations. ( )
  destinymbruner | Jun 1, 2012 |
Anno, M. (1978). Anno’s journey. Cleveland: Collins-World.
Ages: 4 to 8 years old
Anno takes a trip from the pristine shores of unconquered land through the buzz of big city life arriving at an expansion of green fields warmed by the orange light of sunset. Riding on horseback through Europe, he experiences the changes from untouched nature to urban settings, from the solitude of the trees to clusters of city dwellers. As his journey comes to an end, Anno leaves his horse behind and walks to the edge of a green field to enjoy the setting sun.
Anno’s journey is an exploration of Europe and how the land changes in the hands of men and women. The stunning two-page illustrations show the reader a bird’s eye view of each location, rich in details. The reader moves from the quietude of fields and forests to the farms at the edge of the town to the center of the city itself. The prevalent green of uninhabited land gives place to browns, blues, oranges and reds of city living. There is little plot to be discussed; this is a book about settings, a book about human influence and change on its surroundings. Children will spend countless hours accounting for all the little clues left of the page by Anno, a Hans Christian Andersen Medal recipient. ( )
  fonsecaelib530A | Oct 15, 2011 |
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A wordless journey of a Japanese traveler through Europe.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0698114337, Paperback)

Told through brilliant illustrations, a colorful, wordless book takes young readers on a wonderous tour of northern Europe, seeing its landscape, geography, and architecture along the way. Reprint. PW. AB. H. "

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Records in drawings the author's journey through northern Europe and his impressions of the land, the people at work and play, and their art, architecture, folklore, and fairy tales.

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