Eddie's Kingdom

By D.B. Johnson
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618562992, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2005

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Trash in the hall! Loud music! Nothing is right with Eddie’s neighbors. Everyone in the Peaceable Building is fighting. And they are blaming Eddie. “Are you the kid who bangs the ball on my wall?” growls Mrs. 4.

How can Eddie help his neighbors to get along?

The ingenious way that Eddie brings everyone together surprises them all.

With his signature art style, author D. B. Johnson portrays the busy life of tenants in an apartment building. In Eddie, he creates an unlikely hero, a child who puts everything into perspective for his neighbors with a little help from his talent and pencil.

About the Author

D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years and has done editorial cartoons, comic strips, and conceptual illustrations for magazines and newspapers around the country. Mr. Johnson’s first picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, was a New York Times bestseller and a Publishers Weekly bestseller, as well as an American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists.” Henry Hikes to Fitchburg also won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Picture Books and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire.

Praise For Eddie's Kingdom

"Johnson once again successfully seeks ways to achieve a 'peaceable kingdom.'" --Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly

"Fun for all."--Kirkus Kirkus Reviews

"Johnson is a master at making deep themes accessible to children, which makes this book a good discussion starter for groups or individual sharing."––School Library Journal School Library Journal

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