In a Blue Room

By Jim Averbeck; Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152059927, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 2008

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Alice is wide, wide awake. Mama brings flowers, tea, a quilt, even lullaby bells to help her sleep. But none of these things are blue, and Alice can sleep only in a blue room. Yet when the light goes out, a bit of magic is stirred up. Pale blue moonlight swirls into her bedroom window. Then the night swirls out, around the moon and into the universe, leaving Alice fast alseep in a most celestial blue room.

About the Author
Jim Averbeck is the author of "One Word from Sophia", illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; "In a Blue Room", illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel "A Hitch at the Fairmont". He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books "Oh No, Little Dragon!" and" Except If". He studied Children's Book Writing and Illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at

TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou; The Magic Hat by Mem Fox; "The End of the Beginning" by Avi; and her own Follow Me.
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