Gonzalo Grabs the Good Life

By Janice Levy; Bill Slavin (Illustrator)
(Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853288, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 2009

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Description
After Gonzalo wins the lottery, he decides it's time to leave the farm and go out to find the good life. He tries everything, from golf to boating to solos in the church choir but no matter where he goes or what new adventure he embarks on, Gonzalo still does not find what he's looking for. / What will make this sassy rooster happy? / This rollicking story, with its bright, colorful illustrations, will remind readers that sometimes contentment is right in your own backyard.



About the Author
Janice Levy is a professor in the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. An acclaimed photographer, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and her photographs and writing have been widely published in textbooks, magazines, and online. She is a Light Work Grant recipient, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, and a National Kellogg Leadership Fellow. She is a proponent of international education and cultural exchange, and has taught and conducted workshops in such places as Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, and Antigua.

BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated illustrator who lives in Millbrook Ontario. He has illustrated over 40 books for children, including "The Cat Came Back".
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