The gorgeously illustrated sequel to the acclaimed I Go Quiet, shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and which Neil Gaiman called ‘astonishingly beautiful’, about discovering friendship for the first time
‘Completely original. Unique, in fact’ Philip Pullman
I Get Loud, the follow-up to the exquisite I Go Quiet, sees the introverted heroine go out into the world as she gains confidence in her voice and makes a friend for the first time. It is a tale of the emboldening nature of the imagination, the redemptive power of friendship and why we should all embrace our own beautiful, singular weirdness.
“The language is poetic while the illustrations are darkly gorgeous … like its predecessor, [the book] offers balm to the introverted and to anyone unsure of their place in the world”
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“Gorgeous … a simple allegorical story about the heroine of its much-loved predecessor, I Go Quiet, gaining her voice as she bears witness to the migration of thousands of refugees from lands of oppression and despair. The message becomes more obviously pertinent every day, and the stunning artwork has to be seen on the page to enjoy its full impact”
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”Praise for I Go Quiet: Astonishingly beautiful … I wish this book had been around when I was a child: I would not have felt quite as alone”
“Beautiful and engaging, this book brought tears of joy to my eyes. It sums up my own journey, all the dreams and hopes I never dared speak out loud when I was younger. I was left filled with happiness and I have no doubt that this book will inspire those who discover its magic to embrace and nurture their own voice in this noisy world”
“Stunning … David Ouimet understands that to comfort means to strengthen, not to coddle. I want to send it back in time to my seven-year-old-self”
David Ouimet’s illustrations have featured on album covers and books, including Robert D. San Souci’s Dare to be Scared and Nancy Etchmendy’s Cat in Glass and other Tales of the Unnatural. He illustrated Daydreams for Night by musician John Southworth. Ouimet’s work was selected for the Society of Illustrator’s Annual 59 and was exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in February 2017. His debut book, I Go Quiet, was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.