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June 29, 1999
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Sector 7
A visual tour de force revealing the truth about clouds

Like many of Wiesner’s books, this one has a disarmingly ordinary start, but develops and unfolds like no other. In this wordless adventure, a boy who likes to draw attends a class field trip to the Empire State Building. While atop the skyscraper, the boy is befriended by a mischievous cloud, who takes him to the Cloud Dispatch Center for Sector 7. There, the clouds, bored with their everyday appearances, ask the young artist to design some new shapes for them. He obliges, setting off an extraordinary and touching visual adventure.

*“Caldecott medalist Wiesner again takes to the air, with watercolors that render words superfluous.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

*“The illustrations, ranging from full-page spreads to small vignettes, are startlingly and powerfully conceived, the fanciful cloud-shapes both funny and elegant. . . . Definitely inspires a bit of sky-watching.” Horn Book, starred review

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ISBN 0-395-74656-6

• Caldecott Honor Book
• ABA Children’s Booksellers, 2000 Choice Award
• ALA, Notable Children’s Book
• Bank Street College of Education, Best Books for Children of the Year
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Blue Ribbon
Horn Book Fanfare, Outstanding Books of the Year
• New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
New York Times, Notable Books of the Year
Publishers Weekly, Best Books of the Year
School Library Journal, Best Books of the Year

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