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



‘This striking picture book biography focuses on surrealist artist Leonora Carrington and her influences… Rather than recreating Carrington’s artwork, Hall complements the artist’s imagery through her own strange and radiant mixed-media spreads.’

— Publishers Weekly * Starred Review 

‘A gorgeously illustrated picture book biography about the fascinating life of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, from Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall, the acclaimed team behind The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau…Out of This World is the powerful, stunningly told story of Leonora Carrington, a girl who made art out of her imagination and created some of the most enigmatic and startling works of the last eighty years.’

— Amazon 


‘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


— The Children’s Book Council ~ Visual Link


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