Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More

By Johanna Schaible
Illustrated by Johanna Schaible

Take a journey from the distant past into a future to be imagined with this gorgeous debut picture book whose gradated pages reflect the passage of time.

Hundreds of millions of years ago, land took shape. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs lived on Earth. Thousands of years ago, people built towering pyramids. Ten years ago, the landscape looked different. A month ago, it was still summer. A minute ago, the light was turned off. Now! Make a wish! What will you be doing in a week? How will you celebrate your birthday next year? What will you discover when you are older? What will hold you in awe forever? Moving inexorably from an age primeval into a future filled with questions, Johanna Schaible brings her beautiful collage artwork to an exploration of time that melds a conceptual vision with a physical one. With each page turn, the pages gradually become smaller—showing more and more borders from the past—until they reach the present moment, then grow larger again as time expands into a future full of possibilities.

  • Starting in the past and journeying through the present to the future, this picture book utilizes gradated pages to reflect the passage of time, with pages getting smaller to the present, then growing large again
  • A thoughtful and fun interpretation of the passage of time and our place in it
  • From debut picture book artist Johanna Schaible is a unique conceptual vision with bold, colorful art

About the author

Johanna Schaible is a collage artist and illustrator based in Switzerland. Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More, her debut picture book, was discovered as part of the Unpublished Picturebook Showcase.

ISBN: 9781536222135
Imprint: Candlewick Studio
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 8, 2021
Dimensions: 195 x 255mm, 56pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $37.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 19/09/21 at 23:56:10
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