Black and White

Black and White

By: David Macaulay
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company
Publication Date: 1990

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This book appears to contain a number of stories that do not necessarily occur at the same time. But it may contain only one story. Then again, there may be four stories. Or four parts of a story. Careful inspection of both words and pictures is recommended. 

There is a train. There is a boy returning to his parents. There are commuters waiting impatiently. There are some strange parents, indeed. And there are the Holstein cows that, when they get out of their field, are almost impossible to find.

David Macaulay once again displays his conceptual genius. He has created an inventive book that can be appreciated on many different levels. The reader will be entertained and challenged by the intermingling of the episodes. The perceptive reader will be rewarded with new perspectives each time the book is explored.

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