Library Intern Book Reviews

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

City

New York, NY

Date of Publication

2013

ISBN

978-0-316-22196-2

Date of Review

2014

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews, art, space, home

Review

Originally produced as a continuous 26-foot-long piece of art, A Long Way Away is the story of a space creature’s journey from its celestial home – and back again! Designed to be read front-to-back and back-to-front, what this book lacks in story complexity it certainly makes up for in design and novelty. The plot is abstract, ethereal, and delightful, compelling readers to follow its unique design and read back through to find the resolution of the story. An exciting book to read both out loud and alone, for both children and adults, A Long Way Away would be a welcome addition to any home, school, or library bookshelf. With enduring themes of family, home, love, and belonging, Vita’s piece is sure to inspire readers across the board. Highly recommended. Courtney Raymond, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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Review of <em>A Long Way Away</em> by Frank Vita

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