The Imaginaries: Little Scraps of Larger Stories (Hardcover)
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Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“Beautiful, whimsical, and ethereal are the thoughts and illustrations that make up The Imaginaries. At once a book of story starters and idea encouragers, The Imaginaries could also serve as a most intriguing coffee table art book. Emily Winfield Martin just never disappoints!”
— Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
From mermaids and giant flowers to magical robes and mysterious characters, this full-color collection of old and new art from Emily Winfield Martin will inspire the artist and writer in you! Each glorious image is given a mysterious or magical one-line caption--the beginning of a story, or maybe the middle--you imagine the rest.
The captions are hand-written on vintage scraps of paper, envelopes, postcards and more. Akin to the Chris van Allsburg book The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The Imaginairies is destined to become a cult classic in its own right.
The book is unjacketed with foil and a matte finish on the cover; a treasure to keep and display and pore over for years.
“Romantic is the vibe…. Whimsical writing prompts in a vintage style for your inner Wes Anderson.” —Kirkus Reviews
"A stirring sheaf of variations on the theme of luxurious eccentricity." —Publishers Weekly