Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers

Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers

14 More Stories

By Calef Brown

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780618051830, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2000


In the tradition of Edward Lear, Calef Brown has fashioned fourteen nonsense poems so wacky that both young and old will be unable to suppress their laughter. Invented words and sounds and their visual counterparts create both an audible and a visual feast. This is the kind of silliness children (and many adults) relish.

About the Author

Calef Brown began his career as a tour guide at an early age, when he discovered the simple joy of pointing things out. He is also an artist, writer, and frequently a blue elephant. Mr. Brown's illustrations have appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and his paintings have been exhibited in N.Y., L.A., S.F., and other places without fancy initials, like Osaka and Rome. He lives in Maine.

Praise For Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers

"This follow-up to Brown's Polkabats and Octopus Slacks has the same wacky creativity and energy that made the first book such a delight. . . . The far-out "plots" and silly pictures will interest younger children but older readers especially will revel in the fanciful possibilities." —School Library Journal (4/00) School Library Journal

"Calef Brown has tapped directly into the essence of middle school humor." —Chicago Tribune May, 21, 2000