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Crescendo

Author(s): Alessandro Sanna (Artist); Paola Quintavalle

For Grown Ups

Crescendo is a visual and poetic celebration of the transition to motherhood, featuring 47 gorgeous watercolor illustrations from Alessandro Sanna (The River, Pinocchio: An Origin Story) and a corresponding poem by Paola Quintavalle.


Sanna's illustrations follow the transformation of a mother's shape throughout her pregnancy, artfully and gracefully delineated not only by images of a mother's profile, but by rich, sweeping scenes from nature: the curved wingspan of a seagull in flight, the arc of a whale's tail as she swims with her calves, the peaks of verdant, moonlit hills, among others. At last, there is an image of a mother embracing her newborn child, at once lilting and reverent--a vision of joy and rest at the culmination of an incredible inward journey. Quintavalle's poem, written as a response to Sanna's illustrations, weaves delicately throughout the book. An ode to mothers everywhere, Crescendo is a book to share and to treasure.

$29.99(AUD)

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General Fields

  • : 9781592702558
  • : Enchanted Lion Books, LLC
  • : Enchanted Lion Books, LLC
  • : December 2018
  • : ---length:- '19.1'width:- '19.1'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 104
  • : Alessandro Sanna (Artist); Paola Quintavalle
  • : Hardback
  • : English