Still Life


Still Life will be available soon.
Estimated Ship Date is September 3, 2024

Author: Alex London


Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky


Estimated Ship Date: September 3, 2024

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A still-life painting is a painting where everything is supposed to stay still. But what if it doesn’t? Acclaimed author Alex London and Caldecott Medal–winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky bring exquisite life and adventure to this slyly funny and inventive picture book! 

“London and Zelinsky have created something unendingly fun, but also deeply meaningfulart takes on a life of its own, no matter how much the artist thinks the work can be controlled!”—Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medalwinning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Every young artist has drawn or painted a still-life scene. Perhaps it is a bowl of fruit, or a toy, or a vase of flowers, or a chair. The only rule is that a still-life painting must stay still.

But staying still is hard! Especially for a curious mouse and a hungry dragon and a no-nonsense princess. Will the artist notice that his still-life painting is breaking all the rules?

Still Life is a funny, subversive, and clever picture book that brings a painting to wildly imaginative life. Readers will pore over all the silly and surprising details in the illustrations—which tell a story of daring rescues, dashing heroes, and found friends!