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    책 내용
    Neighbors is a contemplative picture book about the lives of our neighbors—who are all around us and ever-present, yet somehow surprisingly elusive.

    They're everywhere: next door, above, and even below. More often than not, they are a mystery, a presence suggested by low hums, footfalls, or perhaps a slammed door.

    This book explores the ways that we think about those we exist among, but who remain strangers until we make the brave—and affirming—decision to connect.

    • From debut author-illustrator Kasya Denisevich
    • An exploration of neighbors coexisting together in one very special apartment building
    • Dynamic black-and-white illustrations blur the line between imagination, dreams, and reality.

    As Neighbors illustrates so beautifully, that moment of connection is a portal to a world of possibility.

    This unique book uses both visual storytelling and compelling text to consider how we map the landscape of the vast world around us, starting with the person just on the other side of the apartment wall.

    • Explores what it means to exist in a world of strangers, friends, and neighbors who are both alike and completely different from each other
    • Resonates year-round as a charming and unique gift for birthdays, holidays, and more
    • Perfect for children ages 3 to 5 years old
    • Makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, teachers, and educators
    • Add it to the shelf with books like Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller, The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers by Stan and Jan Berenstain, and The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates.
출판사 보도자료 전문소개  ( 출판사 보도자료는 이 그림책을 만든 목적을 전하는 귀한 자료입니다. 독자의 예리한 기준으로 꼼꼼히 읽어보시고, 체크하시길 바랍니다 )
From School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—A little girl is moving into a new apartment and is happy to have her own room. As she settles in, she begins to wonder about the people living all around her—above, below, next door—and what their lives and daily activities are like in comparison to her own. Although they are very close in proximity, they are in a sense quite far away, unless or until she gets to know them. In a moment of existentialist contemplation, she even wonders: What if there is nothing and no one at all beyond the walls of her room? Fortunately, she is soon bridging the gap between herself and her neighbors as she ventures out and meets her first potential friend. Saturated black-and-white watercolor illustrations are broken up with small touches of red to identify the main character's placement in the vignettes. As she ventures outside of her apartment, brighter colors subtly begin to emerge signifying an awakening to the wonders of the expanded world beyond her own home. As she takes the first steps away from home and toward her new school, she then begins to wonder what her new classmates will be like. VERDICT This is a quiet, contemplative story that explores the many facets of urban life as well as the ways we think about the lives around us in relation to ourselves. A philosophical beauty, recommended for most collections.—Jessica Marie, Salem P.L., OR
What the jury said:
“How is real respect cultivated? This stunning, thoughtful, and necessary book considers how it often takes a child’s reflections to show us. Neighbors shows the tensions, moments of compassion, hesitation, and sincere curiosity about the Other that come with having neighbors. The pandemic has made the use of a building as a metaphor for the world, and an appropriate one to bridge the gulf of ideas of differences between people who live in close physical proximity. The book uses black ink in a novel way, to conjure thoughtfulness rather than darkness, as its gradations allow for the light to come through. The artfulness of the book involves the use of symmetry, symbols, and fantastical elements that are produced in the child’s imagination. These overturn the extreme realism of the city setting and remind the reader that utopian thinking is always possible.”
그림작가 정보
  • 카샤 데니세비치( Kasya Denisevich)
  • 카샤 데니세비치는 작가이자 일러스트레이터입니다. 러시아에서 태어났으며, 현재는 바르셀로나에서 활동하고 있습니다. 이 그림책은 작가의 첫 번째 작품으로 2017년 볼로냐도서전 일러스트레이터 전시회에 출품되었습니다. 

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