The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

作者 : Terry Fan/ Eric Fan

作者 : 范揚華/ 范揚夏

出版社 : FRANCES LINCOLN

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定價 : NT 715

售價63折, NT450

內容簡介


歡迎來到愁眉巷, 
這裡神奇的事正在發生…… 


故事發生在愁眉巷,住在這裡的人個個愁眉苦臉,整個小鎮也灰撲撲的、了無生氣。有一天,住在孤兒院的小威發現,窗外的大樹一夜之間變成了巨大的貓頭鷹樹雕,就像變魔術一樣。接下來的每一天,都會出現新的動物造型樹雕,兔子、鸚鵡、大象、龍……愈來愈漂亮、壯觀,也吸引愈來愈多的人圍觀。愁眉巷漸漸改變了,小鎮開始出現顏色和活力。小威發現原來是一位神祕的午夜園丁,而他需要一個小幫手!小威和午夜園丁工作了一整夜,隔天早上,整個小鎮的人都來欣賞這些美麗的樹雕。儘管午夜園丁就這樣悄悄離開了,但小威和小鎮已經永遠不一樣了。 

這是作者范氏兄弟的第一本繪本,出版後立刻登上《紐約時報》暢銷排行榜,也陸續獲得美國、加拿大的各項大獎。范氏兄弟具有台裔血統,父親來自新竹關西望族,是國際知名的哲學家,母親則是來自美國的音樂家。兄弟兩人均畢業於加拿大安大略藝術設計學院,他們先用鉛筆畫出底圖,再用電腦一層層上色,做出筆刷的質感,細膩的畫出一幅幅超現實、帶有魔幻氛圍的圖像。 
這本書除了深受經典繪本《月亮,晚安》和《奇妙的花園》的啟發,也是兄弟倆共同的童年回憶:熱愛園藝的父親巧手剪出一棵棵別具造型的樹,對兩人來說就像夜晚魔法般神奇。月光下的巨大貓頭鷹樹雕是最先開始的畫面,他們由此發展延伸出整個故事,來自孤兒院的主角起源於母親的身世,畫中更隱藏了母親與好友的身影。兄弟倆對細節的堅持和要求,更可從畫面上看出來,比方小鎮上的公園隨著四季變化,樹木除了顏色的變化,姿態和樹葉的紋理都略有不同,這讓公園在每個季節呈現不同的風采,但卻依舊保有固定而延續的輪廓。



In the spirit of 'Goodnight Moon' and 'The Curious Garden' comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan. One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William's grey little town is full of colour and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William and his town are changed forever. With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.










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作者介紹
About the Author

TERRY FAN
received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits and prints. The Night Gardener is his first book. Born in Illinois, he now lives in Toronto. Visit him online at krop.com/terryfan and society6.com/igo2cairo and on Facebook (Terry Fan Illustration).

ERIC FAN is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. Born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration, sculpture and f ilm. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions and impossible dreams. The Night Gardener is his f irst children’s book. See more of his work at society6.com/opifan64 and on Facebook (Eric Fan Illustration).
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