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All the World
Table of Contents
About The Book
All the world is here.
It is there.
It is everywhere.
All the world is right where you are.
Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky
About The Illustrator
Marla Frazee is the recipient of a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Picture Book and atwo-time Caldecott Honor winner. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, Stars by Mary Lyn Ray, and Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, as well as her own Farmer Books trilogy, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, and The Boss Baby, which inspired the DreamWorks Animation film. She is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Clementine chapter books by Sara Pennypacker. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in Pasadena, California. Visit her at MarlaFrazee.com.
- Publisher: Beach Lane Books (September 8, 2009)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416985808
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® AD380L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Raves and Reviews
"Charming illustrations and lyrical rhyming couplets speak volumes in celebration of the world and humankind, combining to create a lovely book that will be appreciated by a wide audience... Perfection." -- School Library Journal STARRED
"Tackling a topic no smaller than the world itself, Scanlon (A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes) and Frazee (A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever) invite children to explore a variety of its settings, starting with a beach where a young interracial family plays. Frazee's warm, endearing vignettes...are a joyous counterpart to Scanlon's text. Together they create an empathic, welcoming whole." -- Publishers Weekly, STARRED
"Scanlon's text has a child-friendly simplicity reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown...All the World will win audiences with a sensibility both timeless and thoroughly modern." -- Horn Book Magazine, STARRED
"It's hard to imagine a cozier and more spacious world. At once a lullaby and an invigorating love song to nature, families and interconnectedness." -- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
"Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee capture the give-and-take between comfort and wonder in their exquisite new book All the World. ...Scanlon and Frazee pull it off with brilliant simplicity...Scanlon's verse and Frazee's illustrations play off one another like the music and lyrics of a great song. ... Don't miss this one." -- The Washington News Tribune
"... [a] shining, subtle craftsmanship that moves this title from merely enjoyable to genuinely inspired... In short, it's a moving and accessible celebration of the poetry of ordinary human life." -- The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
"All the World pulls off the most magical trick of picture books: To make a grand statement of mystery and wonder in the humble 36-page format of a few paintings and a handful of words." -- Newsday
"Liz Garton's gentle daylight-to-moonrise text reflects and respects this child-centric version of the universe even as it lulls young listeners with rhythms as gentle as waves....Against the backdrop of this almost ethereal text, Marla Frazee['s]...illustrations echo the rhythm of the verse, alternating between sweeping double-page panoramas and vignettes that mimic the motion of the words. Perfect." -- The Washington Post Book World
"There's a wonderful balanced imbalance between the sweeping largeness of the pictures and the spare script of perfectly chosen words." -- The Chicago Tribune
"All the small moments connect to a larger shared experience, Scanlon's (A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes) words and Frazee's pictures seem to say... Frazee lets out all the stops... Masterful." -- Shelf Awareness
Awards and Honors
- School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
- ALA Notable Children's Books
- Horn Book Fanfare
- Bulletin Blue Ribbon
- CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
- South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee
- CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
- IRA Children's Book Award
- Children's Literature Choice List
- NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
- Publishers Weekly Best Books
- Texas 2x2 Reading List
- Capital Choices Noteworthy Books for Children's and Teens (DC)
- PEN USA Literary Award Finalist
- California Collections
- Kirkus Best Children's Book
- Georgia Children's Book Award Finalist
- Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
- New York Times Best Illustrated Books
- ALA Caldecott Honor
- Bank Street Best Books of the Year - with Outstanding Merit
- Cleveland Public Library Celebrate With Books Selection
- Writer's League of Texas Finalist
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): All the World Hardcover 9781416985808(5.6 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Liz Garton Scanlon Photograph © Sarah Bork Hamilton(4.4 MB)
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