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Sector 7
978-0-395-74656-1
 
Sector 7
  1999

“The illustrations, ranging from full-page spreads to small vignettes, are startlingly and powerfully conceived, the fanciful cloud-shapes both funny and elegant…Definitely inspires a bit of sky-watching.”
Horn Book, starred review

Winner of
THE 2000
CALDECOTT
HONOR

Only David Wiesner could devise this fantastic tale, which begins with a school trip but then develops and unfolds like no other. In this wordless adventure, a boy who likes to draw attends a class field trip to the Empire State building.  There he makes friends with a mischievous little cloud, who whisks him away to the Cloud Dispatch Center for Sector 7.  The clouds are bored with their everyday shapes, so the boy obligingly starts to sketch some new ones, setting off an extraordinary and touching visual adventure.  The wordless yet eloquent account of this unparalleled adventure is a funny, touching story about art, friendship, and the weather, as well as a visual tour de force.

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