A Year Without Mom E–pub/E–book

  • Hardcover
  • 176
  • A Year Without Mom
  • Dasha Tolstikova
  • English
  • 13 October 2020
  • 9781554986927

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Read æ A Year Without Mom 102 Rica a place that seems impossibly far from everything and everyone she lovesThis gorgeous and subtly illustrated graphic novel signals the emergence of Dasha Tolstikova as a major new talent. A Year Without Mom lives outside the box of whatever kind of kids book box you want to try to put it in It s like a really long picture book for much much older kids it s also graphic novel length and age group but doesn t have panels and instead has small blocks of text alongside full page illustrations and it s a historical memoir too While her story takes place in 1990 s Russia rooted in such a specific time and place it never feels that far away from the reader Of course we see just how it is different with the political and economic climate but Dasha shows us how relatable her story is too for even modern day kids of America she finds the right balance of her s and ours Not to mention her illustrations are so unconventionally beautiful and the way she constructs a conversation on the page is just so damn charming it hurts Dasha you re a force Buy this book from Powell s

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Read æ A Year Without Mom 102 S worried about her own challenges as she negotiates family friendships and school without her mother Just as she begins to find her own feet she gets word that she is to join her mother in Ame. A Year Without Mom is absolute perfectionEvery word so carefully chosen is like having Dasha Tolstikova sit across from you telling her story holding your hand cutting deep into your heart In the best way I mean The text is extraordinary crafted in a way that conveys the emotional depth of the story right to your soul You feel everything 12 year old Dasha feels This is no easy feat To be able to write such an accessible story that carries such huge big emotionThe illustrations carry the text perfectly Dasha s style captures Moscow and adolescence like no one else s ever could Amazingly perfectLet s talk about pacing You could teach a class on the pacing and page turns and white space in this book It s part of what makes it seem like Dasha herself is telling the story into your ear and is a master class in how to vary the speed of a story and when and why The pacing carries you through tells you when to speed up and when to slow down takes your hand on this ride BrilliantI will not be the first person to say this but the genius thing about A Year Without Mom is that the trials 12 year old Dasha goes through are common and ones that we all can relate to Friendships crushes family trying to find our way and going through life from places where you feel content and places where you do not What makes this book extraordinary and extraordinarily interesting is the history and the setting Astoundingly excellent Highly highly HIGHLY recommended for everyone who likes books

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Read æ A Year Without Mom 102 A Year Without Mom follows twelve year old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for AmericaIt is the early 1990s in Moscow and political change is in the air But Dasha i. Found in the teen YA section of my library this is of an illustrated story of one year in a girl s life when her Mom was in the US while she stayed with Grandma in Moscow Set during the 1991 coup d etat against Gorbachev it could have had something very interesting to tell Hey I was actually there in Moscow that same year for a couple weeks so I was interested in what it had to say about that But there was nothing not much happened that year except her first crushThe title really grabbed me I thought it was going to be dramatically interesting The other thing that grabbed me was the art which I thought was amazing throughout Just gorgeous illustrations great use of space and judicious use of color When this artist who moved from Moscow to Brooklyn gets a better story to tell she is going to be amazingHere s an article about her and her art with a slide show you can look at pretty uickly to get a chance of her rich and breezy aesthetichttpswwwnytimescom20151027t Eleventh Hour A Tale of Compassion Service Power and Politics nothing Concealed Identity not much happened that year except her first crushThe title really grabbed me I thought it was going to be dramatically interesting The other thing that grabbed me was the art which I thought was amazing throughout Just gorgeous illustrations great use of space and judicious use of color When this artist who moved from Moscow to Brooklyn gets a better story to tell she is going to be amazingHere s an article about her and her art with a slide show you can look at pretty uickly to get a chance of her rich and breezy aesthetichttpswwwnytimescom20151027t