Words to My Life's Song - Ashley Bryan and Bill McGuinness

Ashley Bryan’s latest treasure, Words To My Life’s Song, (Atheneum, $18.99) is filled with his wisdom and art. Rich textures and strong contrasts enhance the parallel texts that trace Bryan’s childhood during the Great Depression and celebrate his current home on Maine’s Little Cranberry Island. Bryan has been cultivating creativity for decades and his life’s song is another reminder that “If you put art into the world, you get beauty in return.” Ages5 up.
Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator), Bill McGuinness (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator), Bill McGuinness (By (photographer))
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416905417
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2009

The Fabulous Feud Of Gilbert And Sullivan - Jonah Winter

In The Fabulous Feud Of Gilbert & Sullivan (Arthur A. Levine, $16.99), Jonah Winter depicts the famous muscians as less than harmonious collaborators. When Mr. Sullivan refuses to write the music for another one of Mr. Gilbert’s “ridiculous and repetitive operas,” Mr. Glibert writes something entirely different to lure Mr. Sullivan back into partnership. Hence, Mikado is born—an opera set in Japan. Beautiful illustrations by Richard Egielski perfectly set the stage. Ages 5-10.
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By Jonah Winter, Richard Egielski (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780439930505
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 1st, 2009

Sugar Plum Ballerinas #2: Toeshoe Trouble - Whoopi Goldberg and Maryn Roos

Brenda can’t believe that her rich and bratty cousin, Tiffany, will be staying with her for at least two weeks. When Tiffany implies that Brenda doesn’t know about prima ballerina Miss Camilla Freeman is, Brenda fibs that she owns an autographed pair of Miss Freeman’s toeshoes. She has seen the shoes: they are the prized possession of her ballet teacher, Ms. Debbé. Can the Sugar Plum Ballerinas get her out of Toeshoe Trouble (Hyperion, $14.99 hb, $4.99 pb)? Whoopi Goldberg’s second Sugar Plum Ballerinas book is just as much fun as the first. Ages 6-10.

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