The Boy and the Spell
Publication Date: April 2007
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In this enchanting story based on the famous opera L’Enfant et les Sortileges (The Child and the Spell), stunning illustrations and playful language will captivate young children while also introducing them to classical music. When Thomas’ math problems give him trouble, he lets out a wild tantrum, ripping apart his favorite book, knocking over his clock, and overturning his tea and cake. But when he plops down into his favorite armchair, the chair decides it has had enough of the boy’s bad behavior. It blows Thomas into a strange place in time where Thomas comes face-to-face with the very objects he just broke.
"Matching the art’s sophistication with pinches of wit and rhyme, Shea tells the tale quickly but smoothly." Kirkus Reviews
"Beautifully written and illustrated for young children, the story is timeless and universal." School Arts Magazine