The format is a picture book.  The content is for older readers.  This discrepancy I feel is the reason  it has not won a prize.  This is an amazing book that demonstrates the best in people during a time following World War II.  Beautifully written, part diary, part journal, and part prose, the reader is immediately drawn to the story expertly illustrated.

 

One Thousand Tracings is a book not to be missed.  Based on a true story that the author-illustrator discovered hidden in her grandparents attic, it is one that a major motion picture should take up.

 

Read One Thousand Tracings as a family.  Enjoy.  Discuss.  It is a perfect story for the holidays.