Leaf

Leaf

In this wordless, all-ages graphic novel, our protagonist discovers a leaf that radiates a vibrant life. He returns to a meticulously wrought metropolis -- depicted in somber grays and blues -- and searches for answers. During his quest, he stumbles upon a man who knows what's really happening in the city's labyrinthine ducts; a woman who spends her life studying and classifying obsolete flora; and the truth about the ever-dwindling environment

Title:Leaf
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781606998533
Format Type:

    Leaf Reviews

  • Dave Schaafsma

    Powerful and subtle Chinese silent graphic novel that reminds one of Shaun Tan's The Arrival in style, exquisite pencil drawings, muted allegorical story of industrialization and the need for light an...

  • Amanda

    Really gorgeous and interesting concept...it was a little unclear what was happening in some parts, but I think with longer time spent dwelling on the details, more meanings could be found....

  • Lata

    Gorgeous artwork, inventive and beautiful world, though I was somewhat puzzled by the story....

  • Allie

    Recommended for fans of The Arrival....

  • Krystal

    The artwork was beautiful; the story was meh. I got that it was about industrialization but I was too busy staring at the illustration to take in a message. Can something be so beautiful that it's dis...

  • Michelle

    Lovely illustrations, but the story had little impact on me. I believe I am a person who needs a few words with my illustrations....

  • Tiffany

    This reminded me of The Arrival, so of course, I loved it. I may incorporate it in my classroom as an alternative choice....

  • Fredrik Strmberg

    En bok som med sin ordlösa historia, allegoriska tematik, alternativa, lätt steampunk-inspirerade verklighet och mjuka, semirealistiska, sepiafärgade blyertsteckningar är tydligt inspirerad av ill...

  • Michelle

    Beautiful, beautiful art, but the lack of dialogue made this a little too obtuse for me. This definitely requires a 2nd read as there was a lot that I just didn't "get" here, though I understood that ...

  • MechaComicReviews

    Leaf by Daishu Ma is a dreamily realized story that is told in silent panels and beautifully illustrated pencil. The artwork displays gorgeous renditions of both the natural and industrial world while...