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Le jardinier de la nuit

illustrated by Eric Fan & Terry Fan

tagged: recycling & green living, environment, classics
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list price: $21.99
edition:Hardcover
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published: Mar 2017
pages: 48
ISBN:9781443155694
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
imprint: Editions Scholastic
Description

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L'album s'ouvre sur une illustration monochrome qui dépeint l'atmosphère d'une ville semblable à tant d'autres. Ses habitants sont loin de se douter que le geste d'un seul homme est sur le point de changer leur vie. Cet homme est un artiste qui, à la faveur de la nuit et secrètement, crée avec le feuillage des arbres de somptueuses sculptures. L'album se pare de plus en plus de couleurs évoquant la joie. Parmi la foule rassemblée au pied des oeuvres, seul un jeune garçon aura le bonheur de connaître l'auteur de tant de beauté. Il deviendra l'apprenti de ce vieil artiste qui lui transmettra avec bienveillance son précieux savoir.

Un album sur l'influence de l'art sur la vie en communauté.

 

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William's gray little town is full of colour and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William-and his town-are changed forever.

With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.

Original title: The Night Gardener

About the Authors
Eric Fan is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. Born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration, sculpture, and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions, and impossible dreams. Eric is the cocreator of The Night GardenerIt Fell from the Sky, and Lizzy and the Cloud. Visit him online TheFanBrothers.com.
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Terry Fan received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits, and prints. Terry is the cocreator of The Night Gardener, It Fell from the Sky, and Lizzy and the Cloud. Born in Illinois, he now lives in Toronto. Visit him online TheFanBrothers.com.
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Contributor Notes

Terry Fan et Eric Fan aussi connus sous le nom The Fan Brothers (frères Fan), ont étudié les arts à l'Ontario College of Art and Design, à Toronto. Ils utilisent des techniques traditionnelles et numériques pour réaliser leurs illustrations. Le jardinier de la nuit, leur premier album illustré, a été acclamé par la critique.

 

Terry Fan received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits, and prints. Together with his brother Eric, he wrote and illustrated the critically-acclaimed picture book, Le jardinier de la nuit.

Eric Fan is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He attended the Ontario College of Art and Design where he studied illustration, sculpture, and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions, and impossible dreams. His widely-praised debut picture book, Le jardinier de la nuit, was a collaboration with his brother Terry.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Editorial Review

« Un vrai délice avec des illustrations qui méritent d'être observées. »
~ Publishers Weekly

« Une collaboration artistique agréable qui hantera et émerveillera le lecteur. »
~ Booklist

« Un album illustré élégant qui célèbre la créativité et la communauté. »
~ School Library Journal

 

"A treat, with artwork worth lingering over."
~ Publishers Weekly

"It is a pleasing collaboration with art bound to both haunt and delight."
~ Booklist

"An elegant picture book that celebrates creativity and community."
~ School Library Journal