The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable (Hardcover)
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A beautiful story about a man who wants to own the world. I’m a sucker for anything Jeffers, and this book certainly continues this trend.— Ella
A quirky, cautionary tale from beloved New York Times bestselling picture book creator Oliver Jeffers!
There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.
"You are mine," Fausto said to the flower, the sheep, and the mountain, and they all bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea . . .
Combining bold art and powerful prose, and working in traditional lithographic printmaking techniques for the first time, world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers has created a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.
Praise for The Fate of Fausto:
-"Boldly conceived and gracefully executed."--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. From his highly acclaimed debut, How to Catch a Star he has gone on to create a collection of bestselling picture books which have been translated into many language all over the world, winning multiple awards including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, Blue Peter Book of the Year, and CBI Book of the Year and he has been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal five times. Lost and Found was made into a BAFTA-winning animated film. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.
"In Jeffers’s first book featuring lithography, a medium that reproduces the energy of his lines with startling vividness, dashes of violent pink, acid yellow, and Prussian blue punctuate expanses of white space. Boldly conceived and gracefully executed, Jeffers’s dark fable imagines what happens when desire leads to selfishness and self-destruction, and shows the merits of calm refusal in the face of dangerous individuals."--Publishers Weekly
"A parable sure to spark lively discussions." --Booklist
"A cautionary fable on the banality of belligerence." --Kirkus Reviews