The Green Bath

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The Green Bath

By Margaret Mahy; Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)

Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780545206679, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

Two the world's most beloved picture book creators are reunited for this galloping, free-spirited romp. It begins with Sammy, who has to get clean for a visit from Grandma. Worse, it's a bath in the strange tub his dad just bought at a tag sale! But the magic of the tub soon has Sammy roaring out to sea. Full color.

About the Author
Margaret Mahy until her death a few months ago, was one of the most beloved and internationally renowned children's authors, holding readers spellbound with her richly imagined books, among them The Magician of Hoad, The Chewing Gum Rescue, The Haunting, The Changeover, The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate, and The Boy Who Was Followed Home. Mahy won the Carnegie medal twice, and in 2006 she received the Hans Christian Andersen award international recognition for her overall contribution to international children's literature.

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.