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Jon Klassen

Autor(a) de I Want My Hat Back

11+ Works 6,941 Membros 700 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Jon Klassen is a writer and illustrator of children's books. He won the 2013 Caldecott Medal for illustration, recognizing This Is Not My Hat, which he also wrote. He is also well known for his 2011 picture book I Want My Hat Back. Jon studied animation at Sheridan College. He moved to Los Angeles mostrar mais after graduation and made an animated short with Dan Rodriques, An Eye for Annai. He worked on Neil Gaiman's Coralin and Kung Fu Panda, and was the art director for U2's animated video for I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight." (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Jon Klassen

I Want My Hat Back (2011) 3,022 exemplares
This Is Not My Hat (2012) 2,526 exemplares
We Found a Hat (2016) 785 exemplares
The Rock from the Sky (2021) 291 exemplares
The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale (2023) — Narrador, algumas edições280 exemplares
Jon Klassen's Hat Box (2019) 32 exemplares
Aus heiterem Himmel (2021) 1 exemplar
El lladre del barret (2021) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Pax (2016) — Ilustrador — 2,510 exemplares
Extra Yarn (2012) — Ilustrador — 1,872 exemplares
The Mysterious Howling (2009) — Ilustrador — 1,722 exemplares
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (2014) — Ilustrador — 1,194 exemplares
The Dark (2013) — Ilustrador — 1,128 exemplares
The Hidden Gallery (2011) — Ilustrador — 728 exemplares
The Nest (2015) — Ilustrador — 630 exemplares
Triangle (2017) — Ilustrador — 485 exemplares
The Unseen Guest (2012) — Ilustrador — 480 exemplares
The Witch's Boy (2014) — Artista da capa — 477 exemplares
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic (2011) — Artista da capa — 374 exemplares
Skunk and Badger (2020) — Ilustrador — 368 exemplares
Pax, Journey Home (2021) — Ilustrador — 353 exemplares
Flight, Volume Four (2007) — Contribuidor — 343 exemplares
The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse (2017) — Ilustrador — 330 exemplares
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
Square (2018) — Ilustrador — 278 exemplares
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (2022) — Ilustrador — 245 exemplares
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Ilustrador — 238 exemplares
Circle (2019) — Ilustrador — 235 exemplares
House Held Up by Trees (2012) — Ilustrador — 231 exemplares
Cat's Night Out (2010) — Ilustrador — 128 exemplares
How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney? (2023) — Ilustrador — 101 exemplares
Vanished (2011) — Artista da capa — 96 exemplares


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Dark and spooky fairytales are totally my jam, so when I saw this story based on Tyrolese folklore previewed in one of my librarian newsletters (I think Publishers Weekly, possibly) I knew I had to pick it up. The Skull revolves, expectedly, around a skull who is trapped in a castle and beset by a skeleton who is determined to collect a full set of bones. To the skull’s rescue comes a young girl who has run away from her village, setting the stage for a classic fairytale style rescue with dark stylings. I was intrigued by the background of the story - what travesty is happening in this land of ruined villages, abandoned houses, and aggressive skeletons - but the story stays decidedly vague, as is often expected with traditional folktales. Author/illustrator John Klassen focuses instead simply on the events surrounding the skull’s castle - building a gothic melancholy as the skull tours Otilla through its empty castle and building to a crescendo of horror as the girl destroys the skeleton. Unfortunately for me, I never quite settled into the story (not being drawn in by either the narration or illustration), but the potential for deep themes and imagery is ripe within this tale. It’s possibly presented in too simply of a manner, as some quiet poetics in the language would have been well placed, as would a slightly more robust style of illustration. This definitely wasn’t a bad read, by any means, but it definitely didn’t meet my expectations or its own potential.… (mais)
JaimieRiella | 12 outras críticas | May 12, 2024 |
Otilla has run away from terrible danger and has now found a big abandoned house in the middle of the dark forest. Her host, the skull, is afraid of something that comes every night. Can brave Otilla save them both? Filled with rich, monochromatic artwork, The Skull is a retelling of a traditional Tyrolean folktale.

I wish that I had these types of books as a kid - a bit spooky and dark, but still with a good story to it.

I absolutely loved the artwork of this story. The words were sparse but the art was amazing.

The author’s note at the end was also amazing - as a librarian myself, I love when others speak of our superpowers 🙂

Overall, this isn’t just a children’s book by any means. I think those of all ages will enjoy it. It’s a quick, quirky read that doesn’t really sit on horror, but definitely gives off spooky vibes.
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oldandnewbooksmell | 12 outras críticas | May 6, 2024 |
The small fish steals the small hat that the big fish was wearing. The small fish thinks they have gotten away with it as they make their way to somewhere they can hide. But the big fish finds them and takes the hat back. This book would be good for a kindergarten classroom. It could be used to show the consequences of our actions.
mwik21 | 346 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |
I wasn't the one to give this book to my baby grandson. But I wish I had been. The whole family loves this book: though it's conceivable that my grandson, at 5 months, may not appreciate the wholesome moral, that Crime Does Not Pay. Little fish steals the trilby belonging to big fish, and is perfectly sure he's got away with it. But he hasn't.

The illustrations complement the spare text. Look at the eyes of the big fish as he goes in pursuit of the little one. Laugh at the devious crab. Enjoy hunting through the reedbed for little fish.

This is a dark tale for a toddler. But I'm sure toddlers can cope.

Addendum, Dec. 2016: My grandson is now nearly 18 months old. We're all still hugely enjoying this book. So is he.
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Margaret09 | 346 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |



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