Out of This World

Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

Written by Michelle Markel

US Publisher: Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins

Hardcover US and Canada ISBN: 978-0-06-244109-6

Date of publication: January 2019

40 pages



“Spectral fairies, soaring women, an infant in a luminous crescent-moon cradle, a human-faced hyena—these are a few of the wondrous images filling the pages of this colorful picture-book biography of surrealist painter Leonora Carrington … Another fantastic collaboration by the creators of The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau (2012).”

— Booklist


“Hall uses sinuous lines abundantly—doorways curve, tree trunks bend—and tints Carrington’s world with greens, golds, and oranges. A few full-bleed spreads are magnificent, including the flight from Nazi Europe, which combines a burning city and a winged creature-ship, and a depiction of Carrington’s late painting of a giantess, for which readers must turn the book sideways.”

— Kirkus


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