All the World is one of the finest picture books I've ever read; it elevates the standards of storytelling for children to a new level.
A charming poem in the spirit of The Power of Now is lifted into the stratosphere by Marla Frazee's cinematic illustrations.
Frazee's wordless story about a family's get-together near the seashore runs parallel to the poem, and ingeniously illustrates the text. The layout and the pictures are packed with details that can be discovered, studied, and treasured by children and adults time and time again.
All the World is an excellent children's book, and many well be one of the best gift books of the 2009 Holiday Season.
Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent, athletic, and beautiful, and she even gets along with her stepfather, James. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and her mother Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune to the pull of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Slowly and against their will, Elizabeth and James are forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to them-and that her deceptions will have profound consequences.
This event is free and open to the public, however:
- There will be 'preferred admission' tickets released for this event. A ticket allows the holder into the auditorium to find their seats before the general public. Ticket holders must line up between 6 and 6:30pm, and tickets are void after 6:45pm.
- Tickets will be available to people who pre-order the book starting 3/25, or people who purchase the book at Vroman's Main Store once it comes out on 4/6.
- Customers will receive two (2) tickets with their book purchase/pre-order
- Anne Lamott will not be personalizing her books; Signature only