The Hero of Little Street

Gregory Rogers

A Neal Porter Book

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Action, adventure, and time travel combine in the final book of an award-winning trilogy.
Narrowly escaping from a gang of bullies, a boy slips into a grand old gallery--the perfect hiding place, full of mystery and treasures. Suddenly, a painting comes to life and the boy finds himself on an adventure led by a mischievous dog that has leapt from the canvas. The two slip into a Vermeer painting and are transported to Little Street, Delft in seventeenth-century Holland, where the boy has to use every ounce of his ingenuity to rescue his new friend from an untimely fate.
     The third book in the "Boy, Bear" series, The Hero of Little Street is packed with thrilling escapades from start to finish. Gregory Rogers's cast of much-loved characters come together once again in this triumph of visual storytelling.

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Praise for The Hero of Little Street

“Rogers’ deft management of perspective and movement, his clever visual jokes and intertextual allusions, and his careful compositions demonstrate once again his masterful storytelling in the wordless genre.”--BCCB


“A delightful little excursion for busy imaginations.”--Booklist

"A superb, witty book that will appeal both to squirmy, clueless kids and educated art connoisseurs."-Horn Book, starred

“Rogers’s visual narrative is both an aesthetic treat and masterful storytelling.”-School Library Journal, starred
“All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now.” -Kirkus

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THE HERO OF LITTLE STREET by Gregory Rogers, Gregory Rogers | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE HERO OF LITTLE STREET . Rogers' Boy (from<em> The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard<em>, 2004, and<em> A Midsummer Knight<em>, 2007) returns for another wordless metafictive adventure, this one centering on Dutch painting.
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Gregory Rogers

Gregory Rogers is one of Australia's finest children's book illustrators and in 1995 was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for Way Home by Libby Hathorn. His first book for Roaring Brook Press, The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He divides his time between Brisbane, Australia and Denver, Colorado.

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The Hero of Little Street
Gregory Rogers


Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), USBBY Outstanding International Book


Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
March 2012
ISBN: 9781596437296
ISBN10: 1596437294
Picture Book
9 x 12 inches, 32 pages, Full color throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3

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