16. The Outlaw by Nancy Vo

The Outlaw by Nancy Vo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A children's picture book which uses the theme of making amends. An outlaw lives near a town causing all sorts of troubles and frightening the townsfolk. Then he disappears for many "seasons". One day a stranger comes to town and settles in fixing up the town such as building a water trough in front of the inn, repairing the school's roof etc. A positive story with a good ending. My favourite thing about this book though is the mixed-media illustrations containing collage and watercolour. an atmospheric colour palette mostly of greys, light blues, sepia and white with splashes of colour for such items as clothes. Lovely book and I'd like to see more of the author's art.


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