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And A Book
And A Book

And A Book

The Inhabitants of Myth

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 11 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $24.42)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781733354806

Rights: WOR

Notable Kids Publishing (Oct 2020)

Price: $17.95
 
 

Overview

A young boy snuggles up with a story about mythical creatures while enjoying a slice of crumb cake and a glass of milk. But he had better be careful! The Unicorn on page one will get irritated by any crumbs dropped on her page. The Dragon on the next page may lose his fire if the boy is careless and splashes any milk about. But our boy loves this book.…And a Book is filled with nervous Unicorns, righteously indigent Golems, befuddled Leprechauns, aquaphobic Mermaids, as well as other colorful creatures of mythology. As the story progresses, some form of neglect seems to befall each page--a sloppy spill, or a reckless rip, or an unwarranted crayon doodle--and the illustrated creature who lives on that page reacts, unless... Eventually, we arrive at a tender and magical ending that will warm the heart and show us the power of relationship between a boy …And a Book. …And a Book can be a quick, lyrical read. However, the rich, layered illustrations, charming protagonist and dynamic personalities of the book’s inhabitants will draw the child into exploring this world of mythology over and again.

Reviews

"The book-within-a-book picture book And a Book opens the door to a magical world. Michael Molinet's informative and engaging picture book And a Book explores children's literature through dueling illustrations." —George Hajjar, Foreword Reviews

"I can't really think of a better candidate for a bedtime story as each page is filled with mystery and promise. It's also perfectly suited for a somewhat more advanced young reader… most highly recommended." — Jack Magnus, Readers Favorite

"This is truly a unique book…illustrated with rich and detailed images…The story will delight children of all ages and give them a fun introduction into mythology while letting them interact with the various creatures." —Liz Konkel, Readers Favorite

"This gorgeously illustrated, inventive book is sure to entrance young readers. Creatures from mythology break the fourth wall (or page) in this surrealistic guide …beautiful, painterly illustrations and wild tessellated backgrounds offer details for both younger lap readers and older independent ones." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Michael Molinet has been a professional artist for over 30 years, both in the corporate world as a creative director and as a fine artist. His journey began as a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, while he has since pursued a career that includes being a published author/illustrator, an art director working in both marketing and design, and as a freelance illustrator for literary works in an array of genres. In addition to his agency work, Michael has designed award-winning interior and cover book illustrations, as well as penning his own children’s books. As a fine artist, his paintings have received critical acclaim and been displayed in the Smithsonian and other private galleries.A recent move to Colorado has availed him the opportunity to retire from the corporate world and to direct all of his energies to developing his own literary works, and to offer his skills and experience for the advancement of others’ literary careers. As an artist, Michael delights in creating the visual language that communicates the heart and the soul of the written word. Michael Molinet has been a professional artist for over 30 years, both in the corporate world as a creative director and as a fine artist. His journey began as a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, while he has since pursued a career that includes being a published author/illustrator, an art director working in both marketing and design, and as a freelance illustrator for literary works in an array of genres. In addition to his agency work, Michael has designed award-winning interior and cover book illustrations, as well as penning his own children’s books. As a fine artist, his paintings have received critical acclaim and been displayed in the Smithsonian and other private galleries.A recent move to Colorado has availed him the opportunity to retire from the corporate world and to direct all of his energies to developing his own literary works, and to offer his skills and experience for the advancement of others’ literary careers. As an artist, Michael delights in creating the visual language that communicates the heart and the soul of the written word.