Cover of
Cover of Silent Movie

Avi’s picture book Silent Movie (illustrated by C. B. Mordan) is quite a treat for movie lovers and sequential art fans.

According to the title page, the illustrations are ink on clay-board, and to my uninformed eye, it looks like woodcut. It is a stark experience at first but I grew to think of it as the flickering of the early films.

The story is melodramatic and entirely appropriate. A young boy and his mother voyage to New York City to join their father and husband. But very little goes as expected….

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2 thoughts on “Avi’s Silent Movie

  1. After reading several of his novels and disliking them, I don’t trust Avi. I am wary of trying it, but if you say it’s good I will take your word.

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