Magnus Maximus, a Marvelous Measurer

By Kathleen T. Pelley; S. D. Schindler (Illustrator)
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374347253, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 13, 2010

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Magnus Maximus is a marvelous measurer. He measures wetness and dryness, nearness and farness, and everything in between. When a lion escapes from a traveling circus, Magnus and his trusty measuring tape come to the rescue. Now a hero, all is well until the  day Magnus accidentally breaks his glasses, and he sees—for the first time—that he’s been missing out on life’s simple pleasures.   

Kathleen T. Pelley’s marvelous tale and S. D. Schindler's inspired illustrations remind us that the best things in life are not meant to be measured, but treasured.

About the Author
KATHLEEN T. PELLEY was born and raised in Scotland and
now lives in Greenwood Village, Colorado. MICHAEL
CHESWORTH has written and/or illustrated many books for
children, including "Jingle the Brass "by Patricia Newman. He
lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

S.D. Schindler embraces the inventive spirit every time he illustrates a book - and he has illustrated many! An award-winning and best-selling illustrator, his books have won a Parents' Choice Award for Illustration, a Smithsonian Award for outstanding natural history title, and a Best Book selection by School Library Journal. S.D. lives in Philadelphia.
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