The Hero of Little Street (Hardcover)
An irrepressible little boy tries to hide in London’s National Gallery, slipping into a Vermeer painting. Will he escape a fearsome gang? A wordless book with inventive graphic art (5-8).
— From Humor
Action, adventure, and time travel combine in the final book of an award-winning trilogy.
Narrowly escaping from a gang of bullies, a boy slips into a grand old gallery--the perfect hiding place, full of mystery and treasures. Suddenly, a painting comes to life and the boy finds himself on an adventure led by a mischievous dog that has leapt from the canvas. The two slip into a Vermeer painting and are transported to Little Street, Delft in seventeenth-century Holland, where the boy has to use every ounce of his ingenuity to rescue his new friend from an untimely fate.
The third book in the "Boy, Bear" series, The Hero of Little Street is packed with thrilling escapades from start to finish. Gregory Rogers's cast of much-loved characters come together once again in this triumph of visual storytelling.
About the Author
Gregory Rogers is one of Australia's finest children's book illustrators and in 1995 was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for Way Home by Libby Hathorn. His first book for Roaring Brook Press, The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He divides his time between Brisbane, Australia and Denver, Colorado.
“Rogers’ deft management of perspective and movement, his clever visual jokes and intertextual allusions, and his careful compositions demonstrate once again his masterful storytelling in the wordless genre.”--BCCB
“A delightful little excursion for busy imaginations.”--Booklist
"A superb, witty book that will appeal both to squirmy, clueless kids and educated art connoisseurs."-Horn Book, starred “Rogers’s visual narrative is both an aesthetic treat and masterful storytelling.”-School Library Journal, starred “All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now.” -Kirkus