The Only Child
Like Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Raymond Briggs's The Snowman, this gorgeous and imaginative 100-page graphic picture book is utterly transporting and original. A little girl, lost and alone, follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But home and family are very far away. How will she get back there? In this magnificently illustrated and wordless masterpiece, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy.