Artemis: The Art of Us
Boy genius Lucas had hoped his baby brother would have at least some of the same interests he did. Perhaps astronomy or quantum physics. He was disappointed to find that his only concerns were crying and chewing things. So, in his room, Lucas gathered his toys and built the companion he had hoped for: Artemis. However, when Artemis comes online Lucas is soon to learn that there is much about this world that he has yet to understand about life, beauty… and family.
Reviews of Artemis: The Art of Us
- John just has a way of telling a story. And I don’t just mean with this book. . . I mean on his Instagram account. He speaks from the heart and it’s no surprise that this book does the same. Speaking from the heart and telling a story that makes you sit up and notice. . .the little things in life. Things we often take for granted.
I mean this in the BEST way possible. The illustrations are simple, meaning they will appeal to both children as well as the young at heart. . .yet they are elegant! And for him to be able to tell and illustrate a story without ‘color’ is truly a gift. Truly! From the moment you open the book. . .you immediately fall in love with these characters and their friendship. . .and with each turn of the page, you are drawn in and feel like you are witnessing something amazing. . .and we are. Life! And just like how John ends each of his Instagram reels. . . .Go live it!
Thanks for the reminder! Buy the book. . .it will be always be a treasure!
- Lucas is a child prodigy. And when his baby brother is born, he’s not impressed. So he builds a robot friend and begins showing the robot the amazing and beautiful things of the world that cause him to love science and math and all the techy stuff.But the robot, Artemis, won’t talk. Lucas tries to fix him.And then one night Lucas catches Artemis standing over baby brother’s cradle. And the robot, speaks his very first word. A word that teaches Lucas where the fullness and joy of life really comes from. The entire book is in black and white, allowing the textures and simple lines to draw the viewer’s focus around the page. I know the author has created a lot more scenes of Lucas and Artemis that aren’t included in this 26 page book, and I hope he makes an expanded version of it one day that includes those drawings. This book is perfect for children and adults! It begs to be read again and again.
- My daughter was excited to open the package and finally read the book she’s been following the progress of since it’s beginning. She loved it and spent time enjoying the detailed illustrations and “falling” into the story. A must have!