The Wanderer by Van Den Ende, Peter
Peter Van Den Ende

The Wanderer -- Peter Van Den Ende

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Society of Illustrators, Dilys Evans Founder's Award Winner
A New York Times Best Book of 2020
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2020


Electrifying. Extraordinary. Enigmatic and gorgeous. --The Wall Street Journal

An epic dream captured in superbly meticulous detail. --Shaun Tan

Danger, magic, surprise and awe abound in this masterly, wordless debut. --The New York Times

I love Van den Ende's passion. --Brian Selznick, New York Times Book Review


★ Marvelously engrossing--a triumph. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ Remarkable. Absolutely sui generis. --Booklist, starred review

Without a word, The Wanderer presents one little paper boat's journey across the ocean, past reefs and between icebergs, through schools of fish, swaying water plants, and terrifying sea monsters. The little boat is all alone, and while its aloneness gives it the chance to wonder at the fairy-tale world above and below the waves, that also means it must save itself when it storms. And so it does.

Readers young and old will find the strength and inspiration in this quietly powerful story about growing, learning, and life's ups and downs.

Author: Peter Van Den Ende
Publisher: Levine Querido
Published: 10/06/2020
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.65lbs
Size: 12.00h x 9.10w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781646140176
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 08/10/2020
Booklist 09/01/2020 pg. 110
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 86
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Peter Van den Ende is an artist and illustrator based in Belgium. Previously he worked as a nature guide in the Cayman Islands. The beauty of the sea was his source of inspiration for his wondrous and wordless debut picture book, The Wanderer--A Society of Illustrators, Dilys Evans Founder's Award Winner and named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.