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The boy lives alone at the End of the World, hunting treasure with old maps, finding fossils, whistling tunes, playing ball by the drop. It's a peaceful, contemplative life, and the boy is content. Until, that is, a self-styled Professional Visionary arrives and puts up a sign: CONSTANTINE SHIMMER'S GALVANO-MAGICAL END OF THE WORLD TOURS. FUN ALL THE TIME! Soon men with machines come to pave a clearing for the inn and theme park, and the touring children seem nice, but still. . . . M. T. Anderson's lyric homage to simplicity and self-reliance is brought to life in arresting detail by the masterful artwork of Kevin Hawkes, creating a fantastical yet evocative world sure to resonate with everyone who enters it.
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M. T. Anderson is the author of several distinguished picture books, including HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, named an American Library Association Notable Children's Book and a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Honor Book, and THE SERPENT CAME TO GLOUCESTER, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, a Junior Library Guild Selection. He is also the author of several young adult novels, including FEED, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the LOS ANGELES TIMES Book Prize. Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of numerous award-winning picture books, including WESLANDIA and SIDEWALK CIRCUS, both written by Paul Fleischman. WESLANDIA was named an American Library Association Notable Book and was a finalist for the Kate Greenaway Medal. SIDEWALK CIRCUS, also an American Library Association Notable Children's Book, won the Society of Illustrators Silver Medal.
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