Zoom Away

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Title

Zoom Away

Description

"Ages 5-8. The second book in a series that has twice won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award (the Canadian Caldecott) finds white catzoomtravelingtothenorthpole in search of his seafaring uncle. Journeying with his human friend Maria through the icy, snowfilled corridors of her mansion, Zoom goes it alone at a tiny doorway leading to "The Northwest Passage." It's too bad that Maria shows up later at the abandoned Cat Ship to take Zoom home, since this plucky kitty needs no rescue. The final scene showing the two friends asleep in an elegant living room will make young listeners and readers wonder if this--like so many fantasies--"really happened" or was just a dream. While the text is elegantly streamlined, it assumes knowledge of the characters and events in the first book. Reminiscent of the work of Chris Van Allsburg, the full-page, episodic, black-and-white pencil drawings have a strong handling of light and shadow, composition and form. "

Corsaro, Julie. "Zoom Away." Booklist, 1 Jan. 1994, p. 834. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A14908537/AONE?u=lond95336&sid=AONE&xid=0d5bc1e2. Accessed 24 May 2018.

Creator

Wynne-Jones, Tim

Publisher

Groundwood Books

Contributor

Beddows, Eric (illustrator)

Rights

Text © 1985 by Tim Wynne-Jones, illustrations © 1985 by Eric Beddows

Collection

Citation

Wynne-Jones, Tim , “Zoom Away,” FIMS Graduate Library Special Collections, accessed June 22, 2018, https://fimsgrc.omeka.net/items/show/451.