The Conductor

The Conductor Pairing two seemingly disparate elements an orchestra conductor and a grove of trees award winning artist Laetitia Devernay herself orchestrates a visual magnum opus Her spare yet intricate illustrati

  • Title: The Conductor
  • Author: Laëtitia Devernay
  • ISBN: 9781452104911
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pairing two seemingly disparate elements an orchestra conductor and a grove of trees award winning artist Laetitia Devernay herself orchestrates a visual magnum opus Her spare yet intricate illustrations truly appear to take flight before our eyes, and her wordless narrative nearly roars with sound as the conductor prompts the leaves to rustle, then whirl, then swirl to uPairing two seemingly disparate elements an orchestra conductor and a grove of trees award winning artist Laetitia Devernay herself orchestrates a visual magnum opus Her spare yet intricate illustrations truly appear to take flight before our eyes, and her wordless narrative nearly roars with sound as the conductor prompts the leaves to rustle, then whirl, then swirl to unexpected life with each turn of the page It is a celebration of creativity, imagination, storytelling, and the renewing power of nature that will entrance readers of every age.

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      Published :2018-08-09T06:11:55+00:00

    1 thought on “The Conductor”

    1. Very original book about what can best be described as a creative force that conducts elements of nature into a unified force.

    2. In a wordless tale of transformation, the illustrator provides a wondrous tale of two odd juxtapositions: a musical conductor and a stand of silent trees. There is no music but there is the rapture of watching one form of life altered into something completely different. I could almost hear the rustle of trees turned into the feathered flutterings of birds…and I found myself smiling at the sight of the conductor leaving behind an indelible mark of himself. Simple yet elegant, brilliant yet sho [...]

    3. Rarely does a picture book connect with me so intensely, but this one is just breathtaking. Perhaps it's the art, earth-connection, and musical thread - who knows. Let's just say that after I read it, I was compelled to buy a copy for my own personal library.

    4. There's this conductor and he has this baton and occasionally he waves it and the leaves turn to birds and fly away.I saw this sitting in the board books at the library and thought it looked like one of those artsy children's books that everyone ends up loving, child or otherwise. Well I didn't love it. There wasn't much of a story (there's nothing really wrong with a wordless book, this one just didn't have much to even narrate), there was a lot of repetition (there's likewise nothing really wr [...]

    5. Pairing two seemingly disparate elements an orchestra conductor and a grove of trees award-winning artist Laetitia Devernay herself orchestrates a visual magnum opus. Her spare, yet intricate, illustrations truly appear to take flight before our eyes and her wordless narrative nearly roars with sound as the conductor prompts the leaves to rustle, then whirl, then swirl to unexpected life with each turn of the page. It is a celebration of creativity, imagination, storytelling, and the renewing po [...]

    6. MC. Escher meets Edward Gorey plus happiness. I think this is a lovely quiet book and will give all ages pause to ponder a good way. Beautiful illustrations.

    7. This wordless picture book is tall and narrow, just like the trees featured within. A man enters a forest of trees that are shaped like lollipops with long trunks and round tops. He climbs to the very top of one tree and raises his hands. Suddenly, birds start to appear, formed from the leaves of the trees. They fly off leaving holes in the tree leaves shaped like them. The leaf patterns are on their wings and they fly above the conductor in a variety of formations. Until eventually they are gon [...]

    8. This is an interesting book. There are no words only pictures of a conductor, who shows the reader a play of leaves turning into birds and then back again. The age level intended is PreK-2. This book could be tied into a Visual Arts or Music curriculum. Personally, I like flipping through the pictures of the book because they were somewhat abstract but fun to look at. If I were to present this to a class, I would do so while playing classical music. That way the students would be able to follow [...]

    9. This extra tall, and extra long, wordless picturebook is a travel through music with trees into birds. You can almost hear the deep tones on the verso and the high notes of the birds flying in on the recto. This book could make for a more interesting study if there was an actual musical accompaniment.

    10. I quite loved this book. The artwork and story were simple and beautiful - a conductor brings the trees around him soaring to life with his imaginative conducting. After putting it down, I am still imagining the sounds that would come from this book. I would LOVE to see someone animate this someday. It would be on the Oscar Shorts list for sure!

    11. This story is told without words. It is the tale of the conductor who plants, inspires, creates and conducts - all told through simple elegant illustrations. In many ways, this is the work of the leader - to conduct an alignment and then conduct it again and again. This is a thin but tall book that is big in its idea and one I gave as a gift to one who has inspired me.

    12. Wordless picture book artistic fun! When I "read" this book to my daughter I made up a silly story to go with each page. Beautiful illustrations that can inspire your inner artist to pick up a pen and get creating.

    13. This is a beautiful wordless story. It allows for some excellent imaginative storytelling and play. The illustrations are full of life. I love the details in each illustration. This would be great for anyone!

    14. I picked this one up at the book sale at the Dublin Lit Conference. Its unique design was irresistable! I loved the magical tale of a conductor climbing the tallest tree and conducting an orchestra of leaves that take flight. Beautiful illustrations.

    15. I don't know what kids will make of this wordless book about a conductor who "conducts" a forest of leaves/birds, but I really loved it! Even the shape of the book is very appealing, tall and narrow like a tree.

    16. the illustrations are beautiful. As you turn each page, it goes from silent to a full on symphony. You can almost hear the music with every page. I love the page where the conductor takes a bow. it's perfect.

    17. amazing pictures and a really compelling story. I love wordless picture books and this is one of the most gorgeous ones I've seen.

    18. Interesting concept of a conductor being a force of nature in compelling the trees’ leaves to dance and glide through the air and eventually reseed the ground. Illustrations were monotone, highly stylized and reminiscent of Zentangle. The shape of the book is too tall and the pictures need to be held close-up for a child to even notice the movement of the leaves or the conductor. Could be very confusing for children to look at. Not recommended for a story time selection.

    19. Using only illustrations, this book allows the reader to use their own imagination to create a story. But I was still a little confused as to what type of story there should have been to go with the illustrations.

    20. ages 4-10 and upWordless, tall thin book with black/white/green illustrations. Telling the story or rather, sharing a moment when a conductor fantastically climbs a tree and begins conducting. All of the leaves turn into flying birds/butterflies and swirl and fly together across the pages. It does not focus on one leaf or a set of leaves. Instead, the illustrations are more about the conductor's effect on a group of trees, metaphorically speaking. Hmmm. It is interesting. And it would be interes [...]

    21. The conductor by Laëtitia DevernayThis is a beautiful wordless novel. Colours in greens and yellows. A conductor climbs up in a tree and there is music – It becomes a visual journey that somehow feels like music – the leaves and birds merging, flying, dreaming and mirroring the sense of crescendo’s and single lines of melody carrying through. A book to treaure quietly – there is something quiet about the book, in that it seems not to eccho a narrative but the feeling of having listned t [...]

    22. This book is music, the pictures scream loud and then it changes to soft music. You have to lean in closer and closer or you might miss it. This conductor teaches the trees to soar and be music. The illustrations make the music/ birds seem like they are echoing each other. What are they saying? We all want to know, but its ending the conductor has finished. But not before he leaves his baton and creating a new tree for everyone to enjoy.

    23. I've been trying to find more wordless picture books for my son, so I leaped at getting this one. The problem is , I just didn't connect to it. It is about a conductor who climbs up a tree in a forest and makes all the leaves turn into birds and fly off the trees. This goes on for many many pages until all the leaves are gone. Then he climbs down and buries his baton in the ground, where it sprouts and turns into a tree. Recommended for ages 3-6, 2 stars.

    24. I picked up this book because usually wordless books are a fun way to be imaginative at story time. Rather than welcoming our thoughts, we felt this confused as to what the point of this book was. Most of the illustrations are repetitive from one page to another and we were done with it in about 60 seconds.

    25. This was a little too avant-garde for me. Not to mention long. Or maybe it just seemed long. The "story" really could have been told with 1/3 fewer pages. I'd have to share it with students to see if my opinion changes. It's one of those books where I feel like I "get it" but I don't get it. If that makes sense.

    26. Innovative format: tall and thinA work of art itselfConductor . . . of trees and leaves that dance and take flight as birdsReturning at the end of the performance, with creation of new young tree tooAuthor/illustrator from FranceNo title pageLimited palatte, muted tones of green, brown and cream; emphasis on designlovely

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