Explorers

Explorers Review

From Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell, Explorers is a new picture book about an extraordinary trip to a museum.

When a family goes to a local museum, a boy notices a homeless man sitting outside, making brightly colored origami birds. He convinces his dad to buy a bird the man makes just for him.

Once inside the museum, his little sister takes the bird and launches it into the air. Is it lost? Soon another boy helps him look, and the paper bird brings two families―and two new friends―together.

With the style he used in Wolf in the Snow, Matthew Cordell shows how an ordinary family outing can be both extraordinary and magical.

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    Explorers Reviews

  • Leslie

    Beautiful ode to museums and making new friends. Iove the nods to my favorite Chicago museum....

  • Kim

    I was a little confused about this one. After buying an origami bird from a man on the street, a family goes to a museum. Several times the boy loses the bird and it is returned by another family. The...

  • Pam

    Wordless bookAn ordinary family outing to the museum becomes magical after a young boy buys an origami bird from a homeless man. Readers can easily follow the story and flesh out the adventures as the...

  • Lynn

    Wonderful wordless tale of a family trip to a museum, sharing and a little magic. Loved it!...

  • Villain E

    A silent picture book about how we're all really the same. A white family visits a museum. The son has a flying toy insect which he throws around. At one point, it's caught by a boy in a muslim family...

  • Jason

    What drew me to this mostly was the art, which is a bit of a mix between Quentin Blake and James Stevenson, two of my favorites. But I felt the story was thin and dragged on a bit too long and finishe...

  • Barbara

    In this almost wordless picture book [the only text consists of the sounds made by the flying origami bird and the snatching of the flyer by human hands] a boy and his parents and little sister head o...

  • Becky B

    A family is headed to the natural history museum. They stop for hot dogs on the street outside and the boy gets a flying toy insect from a man set up beside the hot dog vender with the word "Magic" ab...

  • Tina Hoggatt

    Utterly affecting wordless book by a master storyteller and illustrator (and he has the Caldecott - for Wolf In The Snow - to prove it). In the opening pages a family gets lunch and encounters a homel...

  • Margaret Boling

    7/2/2019 ~ I'd like to know the story behind the scenes for the publication of this book. The entry for this ISBN here in GoodReads describes a book about a Pegasus with a 2016 release date.GoodReads ...