The Conductor
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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 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.

Title:The Conductor
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:72 pages

    The Conductor Reviews

  • Drew Graham
    Oct 18, 2013

    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 ...

  • Marsha
    Mar 28, 2012

    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...

  • Kim
    Feb 19, 2012

    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,...

  • Christine Turner
    Apr 25, 2012

    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, illustr...

  • Bella
    Mar 01, 2016

    Cute idea but waste of a good tree....

  • Karen A.
    Mar 27, 2012

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

  • Mrsculpepper
    Oct 18, 2016

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

  • Mariana
    Mar 05, 2017

    Hermoso relato para mirar...

  • Tasha
    Mar 16, 2012

    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...

  • Elaine Bearden
    Apr 02, 2012

    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 ...