The Lonely Book

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The Lonely Book

By Kate Bernheimer; Chris Sheban (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375862267, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Description
When a wonderful new book arrives at the library, at first it is loved by all, checked out constantly, and rarely spends a night on the library shelf. But over time it grows old and worn, and the children lose interest in its story. The book is sent to the library's basement where the other faded books live. How it eventually finds an honored place on a little girl's bookshelf and in her heart makes for an unforgettable story sure to enchant anyone who has ever cherished a book. Kate Bernheimer and Chris Sheban have teamed up to create a picture book that promises to be loved every bit as much as the lonely book itself.


About the Author
Kate Bernheimer has written novels for adults, and is the editor of the literary journal Fairy Tale Review. She is an assistant professor of creative writing in the MFA program at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with her husband and daughter.
Nicoletta Cecolli is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books published around the world, including "The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales," retold by Malachy Doyle. She lives in San Marino, Italy.

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Chris Sheban has been awarded three Gold and three Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators. The New York Times Book Review has written, "Sheban's golden pictures, done with watercolors and Prismacolor pencils, give off a dreamlike glow." He lives near Chicago.