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Billy Budd In The Breadbox
Billy Budd In The Breadbox

Billy Budd In The Breadbox

The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor

By Jana Laiz, Illustrated by Declan Kerr


160 Pages, 5.5 x 7.0

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9780998313917

Rights: WOR

Crow Flies Press (Oct 2017)

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Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor is the story of a very inquisitive girl and her brilliant grandfather. Told in her voice, Eleanor discovers her grandfather's secret, while learning about his adventurous life. 

Author Biography

Jana Laiz is the author of the triple award-winning novel, Weeping Under This Same Moon, Moonbeam Silver Medal Winner, The Twelfth Stone, Elephants of the Tsunami, the co-author of "A Free Woman On God's Earth, The True Story of Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman, The Slave Who Won Her Freedom" soon to be a feature film, Thomas & Autumn, Simon Says ~ Tails Told By The Red Lion Inn Ambassador and Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville & Eleanor. A former refugee resettlement counselor and ESL teacher, Jana believes that honoring diversity can change the world. She is passionate about our beautiful planet and endeavors to make a difference in the world through her writing. She is the very first Writer-In-Residence at Herman Melville's beloved Arrowhead. Her new book, Blanket of Stars will be out summer 2019. She lives in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.