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Pub Date: 02/12/2019

Pages: 104

Trim: 7 x 7

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

Imprint: Enchanted Lion Books

ISBN 13: 9781592702558

ISBN 10: 1592702554

Price: $17.95 / $23.99 CAN

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / MotherhoodPOETRY / GeneralPOETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family *


By Alessandro Sanna, Paola Quintivalle

Price: $17.95



About the Book

Crescendo is a visual and poetic celebration of the transition to motherhood, featuring 47 gorgeous watercolor illustrations from Alessandro Sanna (The River, Pinocchio: An Origin Story) and a corresponding poem by Paola Quintavalle. Sanna's illustrations follow the transformation of a mother's shape throughout her pregnancy, artfully and gracefully delineated not only by images of a mother's profile, but by rich, sweeping scenes from nature: the curved wingspan of a seagull in flight, the arc of a whale's tail as she swims with her calves, the peaks of verdant, moonlit hills, among others. At last, there is an image of a mother embracing her newborn child, at once lilting and reverent—a vision of joy and rest at the culmination of an incredible inward journey. Quintavalle's poem, written as a response to Sanna's illustrations, weaves delicately throughout the book. An ode to mothers everywhere, Crescendo is a book to share and to treasure.