Little Boy Brown


Written by Isobel Harris
Illustrated by André François

48 pages
Subject: Cities, Feelings
Age group: 4-8
ISBN: 978-1-59270-135-3
6.5" x 9.5"
US $15.95
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About the Book

Illustrated by the famous graphic artist André François, Little Boy Brown has to be the greatest book about childhood loneliness of all time It is also a classic that is ripe for rediscovery because of the lost New York City that it invokes and its contemporary feel, à la Wes Anderson. Little boy Brown loves elevators, tunnels, and subways. His friends are doormen and waiters. This is his own account of the wonderful day that he spends with Hilda, his family’s maid, and her family in the country. The character of little boy Brown is completely real and moving, and his story lingers and lingers.

Awards and Reviews

Little Boy Brown has been selected as one of Brain Pickings' Top 13 Children's, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013!

"Underpinning the charming tale of innocence and children’s inborn benevolence is a heartwarming message about connection across the lines of social class and bridging the gaps of privilege with simple human kindness."

Read the full review at Brain Pickings

“... lovers of classic New York tales like Eloise and The Little Red Lighthouse will cheer this reissue.”

Read the full review at Publishers Weekly