Sylvester's Letter (Hardcover)

Sylvester's Letter By Matthew Burgess, Josh Cochran (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Josh Cochran (Illustrator)
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From the superb, creative duo behind Drawing on Walls, A Story of Keith Haring comes this heartfelt story about the loss of a beloved grandparent that yet centers enthusiasm, adventure, and an ebullient creativity rarely seen in books about loss. 

Some letters can’t be delivered in the usual way… but Sylvester has a plan: if it's couriered by some energetic parachutists, a train speeding through the jungle, and a river packed with piranhas and pink dolphins, his letter is sure to reach its final destination.

What makes this letter so important?  Well, Sylvester wrote it for his beloved G.G. (Greatest Grandma), whom he's missing, and it's filled with happy memories and loads of love. G.G. may be gone, but she’s still Sylvester’s favorite person—the most pickle-loving and fun person he knows! This is a gorgeously illustrated picture book (evincing special, bold colors) about how love, humor, and imagination connect us to each other across life and death, and serve to keep alive the spirit of those who are no longer with us.

About the Author

Matthew Burgess is a full-time professor at Brooklyn College and a part-time teaching artist in New York City public schools. Matthew is also the author of Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring, and Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent. He lives with his husband in Brooklyn and Berlin.

Originally from California and Taiwan, Josh Cochran is an illustrator and muralist living in Brooklyn. Drawing on Walls, also written by Matthew Burgess, was his picture book debut. He has received a Grammy nomination for album art, and his installations and murals can be seen at places like the New York Transit Museum. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781592703807
ISBN-10: 1592703801
Publisher: Enchanted Lion
Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English