Out Now: Obstreperous
DREAMERS: books for your children and inner child alike.
To signal our seventh year uncovering and presenting new narratives in art, music, and pop culture history, we add a chapter dedicated to aesthetically iconic, exceptionally imaginative children’s books. Launching with an initial lineup of reissues from a trio of extraordinary star-gazers—the wonderful Australian author Ted Greenwood, the legendary artist and animator Faith Hubley, and the award-winning and prolific Ed Emberley—as well as a playful update of our familiar brand, this new series is an open-hearted, open-ended step forward for the Anthology catalog, and bridges your coffee table art books to stories that will leave an indelible mark on both formed and forming minds.
Almost every child has at some time made a kite. But few have ever made a kite with so much a mind of its own as Obstreperous. Though it was made in the normal way, with sticks and string and paper and rags, it did not fly in anything like a normal way. At first it didn’t fly at all because there was no wind. And then when the winds came, it dipped and bounced and created all sorts of problems for its maker. In the end, too, it had its way and left some people happy and some a little sad.
An international treasure from the Australian countryside, 1969’s Obstreperous is one of author and illustrator Ted Greenwood’s best-loved children’s books. We’re more than pleased to bring it back into print for the first time in generations.