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Illustrated in full color. Only John Burningham--four-time winner of a
New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year award and twice the
recipient of Britain's prestigious Kate Greenaway Award--could have created
this subtle and magical fantasy about the dreams of childhood. While hiking in
the mountains with his parents, Albert tumbles off a cliff--but is saved by the
cloud children who utter magic words that make him very light and keep him from
falling. Albert has a wonderful time jumping, swimming, painting, and racing in
the sky with the cloud children (he even walks along the jet stream of an
airplane )...until he remembers his mother and father and his own little bed at
home. It takes the cloud queen, the man in the moon, and a few more magic words
to return Albert to earth. Glorious mixed-media illustrations leap from the
oversize pages of this delightful new book by one of the finest and most
original writers at work today ( The New Yorker ). A Book-of-the-Month
Club Main Selection.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Crown Publishers, 1996
ISBN: 9780517709283
Branch Call Number: BUR
Characteristics: unpaged
Alternative Title: Cloud land


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