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Spotlight on Author William Joyce

Guest Author - Paula Laurita

Enter the wonderfully fantastic world of this childrenīs author and illustrator.

Many of your young patrons may be familiar with the works of William Joyce. Joyce has been writing and illustrating stories since he was nine years old. His stories, told with words and pictures, are offbeat, dynamic, and soar through the imagination of readers. Titles such as Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo and A Day With Wilbur Robinson have won Joyce acclaim and fans around the world.

The book Bently & Egg is softer and sweeter than many of Joyce's other books. Bently is a frog who loves to draw. He applies his talents to a duck egg that his friend Kack-Kack has asked him to watch. When the egg is mistaken as one left by the Easter Bunny and carried off by a boy Bently must rescue it.

The Leaf Men, is a fantastic journey for the characters and readers. An old lady falls ill and her garden is left with no one to care for it. The garden's bugs come together to decide how to save the garden. They've heard stories of the magical, mystical Leaf Men who will come to a garden's aid if properly summoned. A proper summons requires a dangerous journey to the tree tops on a moonlit night. The brave doodle bugs attempt the quest. Meanwhile, The evil Spider Queen tries to stop them. A modern fairytale worth sharing with adults and children alike.

George Shrinks is a tale where dreams and reality mix. George dreams that he has shrunk to the size of a mouse. When he wakes he finds this it is true! He meets the challenges of caring for his younger brother and cleaning the house. Once simple tasks such as brushing his teeth are now challenges. He also experiences the world in a whole new way by swimming with his goldfish, sailing on his toy boat, and even flying in his model airplane!

Celebrate a special world of imagination with William Joyce.

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This content was written by Paula Laurita. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Christine Sharbrough for details.

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