HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060787523, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2009
Schmuel lived in a little gray houseOn a little gray streetIn a little gray town called Klimovich.And from the first minute, The first second he was born, Everyone told him to hurry up
And so begins the story of Schmuel, a boy who hurries his whole life through . . . until a magic clock gives him all the time he needs to follow his dreams. This lyrical tale by Jason Robert Brown, whose Broadway shows have garnered rave reviews and numerous awards, is paired with Mary GrandPre's spectacular artwork to create a magical story about taking the time to appreciate the world around you.