Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Last Resort

In honor of my beautiful Madeleine’s birthday, here is her favorite picture book since she was 7 years old. (And one of my favorites as well).

J. Patrick Lewis 2002
Illustrated by Roberto Innocenti

The characters are fantastic, the pictures amazing. An artist who has lost his inspiration goes for a stay at “The Last Resort”- a quaint seaside inn. While he’s there he meets an assortment of literary characters, from Calvino’s Baron in the trees to Emily Dickinson, to Antoine de Saint-Exupery, even Peter Lorre, and has his imagination jump-started.

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to look at this one when I come over again. I absolutely loved "The House". Lewis and Innocenti are quite the pair.