Bambert's Book of Missing Stories

Bambert's Book of Missing Stories

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
A recluse, having written stories peopled with beloved characters, releases them into the world on hot-air balloons, hoping they will find life and return to him.

Independent Publishing Group
Hauntingly beautiful watercolors enhance this extraordinary story about the power of storytelling, kindness, and hope
Bambert lives alone in his attic home. He feels out of place in the world, isolated by his physical disabilities, and finds solace in the characters he creates in his stories. One day, he decides to send his 11 stories out into the world, to find their own true setting. He attaches them to paper balloons and sends them out on a windy night. The 11th story is blank. Bambert hopes it will write itself. Gradually the stories return, with postmarks from all round the world. But Bambert’s life-work is not complete until the return of the 11th story, the fate of which is still unknown.

& Taylor

An evocative tale complemented by watercolor illustrations follows the efforts of a reclusive dwarf to complete a book of stories while collecting feedback, which he pursues by tying his stories to balloons and launching them into the world, all the while being watched fondly by an insightful neighbor. Reprint.

Publisher: London : Egmont, 2010
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9781405254359
Characteristics: 106 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Chichester Clark, Emma


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