Illustrated by the famous graphic artist André François, Little Boy Brown has to be the greatest book about childhood loneliness of all time It is also a classic that is ripe for rediscovery because of the lost New York City that it invokes and its contemporary feel, à la Wes Anderson. Little boy Brown loves elevators, tunnels, and subways. His friends are doormen and waiters. This is his own account of the wonderful day that he spends with Hilda, his family’s maid, and her family in the country. The character of little boy Brown is completely real and moving, and his story lingers and lingers.