One and Everything (Hardcover)
Once there were many stories in the world. There were stories with sunsets and wonderful tales filled with fairies and dinosaurs. But one day, a story decided that it was the best, the most important story ever. It called itself the One and started to consume every other story it came across. The One ate stories made of seas and others full of dogs. Soon it seemed that the One was all there was . . . or was it? Inspired by the Endangered Alphabets project, aimed at preserving cultures by sharing their unique scripts, author-illustrator Sam Winston uses writing systems such as cuneiform and Tibetan, Egyptian hieroglyphs and ogham to illustrate this book in his signature typography-based style, using symbols and letters that have relayed the world’s stories over the centuries.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Each 'story' is represented as a softly washed watercolor circle floating against a white background and filled with character-based patterns. . . extensive back matter reveals a vast array of writing systems, and makes the case for their preservation.
This poignant tale is an ode to preserving cultures and stories from around the world.