Tillie and the Wall by Leo Lionni, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®Lionni balances his lush signature artwork and straightforward but complex narrative to create a beautiful balance in storytelling that draws readers into an imaginative world full of promise and reflection. It is these perspectives which make the fact that Lionni wrote and illustrated over forty books, as a second career nonetheless, even more astounding and awe inspiring. During a ride on a commuter train with his grandchildren, he tore up a magazine into pieces to illustrate a story he told to entertain them. Born in in the Netherlands, Lionni was surrounded by a family of artists and artisans in an era that placed a large emphasis on the arts as commentary for vast social, cultural, and political change. Between familial and societal artistic influences, Lionni seemed destined to enter a life of creative freedom.
Tillie & the Wall
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Leo Lionni (1910 – 1999)
Reading to My Mother: TILLIE AND THE WALL
Tillie longs to know what is on the other side of the wall. One day she finds a way to get there, and her discovery opens new worlds to many others. A mouse Tillie wonders what is on the other side of the great wall and decides to find out, after digging under it she realizes that on the other side are mice just like her. Tillie and the Wall. Leo Lionni. A timeless fable about unity and breaking down barriers, from four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni. All her life Tillie the mouse has wondered what lies on the other side of the wall.
A superior picture book. Confined to a meadow behind a high wall, Tillie longs to discover the unknown world beyond the wall. It takes all of Tillie's determination to find a way to the other side. A superior picture book, this should be a perennial favorite for primary grade story hours. Read more Read less. Review "Lionni's inquisitive, clever mice prove once more the value of the fable as a storytelling device, especially when it is simply told and beautifully illustrated. See all Product description.