The Wall and the Wind

Veselina Tomova

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ISBN: 9781927917329

The Wall and the Wind

  Author:   Veselina Tomova    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

In the middle of the twentieth century, in the middle of Eastern Europe, a young girl dreams of adventures far and near. One day, a huge wall appears that separates East from West, and dreamer from dreams. No ladder is high enough, no tunnel deep enough to get past that wall. But then a crack appears in the wall, and the girl (now a woman) knows she has the chance to follow her dreams again.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781927917329
Item RG0031
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published on October 3 2020
Language eng
Pages 38
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 8.5(in)
Shipping weight145(g)
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Veselina Tomova graduated from Leipzig's School of Graphic Art and Book Design before moving to Newfoundland. A graphic designer and award-winning artist, she has illustrated books in Germany, Bulgaria, and Canada. She divides her time between St. John's, Newfoundland, where she lives in a small house overlooking the harbour, and Rusalya, Bulgaria, where she tends her family's vegetable garden and enjoys the antics of Bucky the dog and Ginger the cat.

Quick Quotes

"The multimedia illustrations are rich and layered in both concept and construction. Their handcrafted appearance—with visible brush stores, scratchings that cut through paint to show the canvas, and glued-on feathers, fabrics, and cut-outs of embroidered flowers—visually conveys something of the depth and texture of lived experience." Quill & Quire (Toronto, ON)

"...the poignant longing for freedom shines through." —Kirkus Reviews

"Tomova shares her experiences of growing up behind the Iron Curtain in the 1960s, brilliantly contrasting that experience with the freedom of the wind she imagines is at the heart of the life she?s remade for herself in Newfoundland. Mixed-media illustrations sweep readers into both of Tomova?s worlds."—Globe and Mail, The Globe 100: Our Favourite Books of 2020

Award Winners & Nominees

2022 Bruneau Family Children's/Young Adult Literature Award (one of the NL Book Awards)