Cyclops of Central Park (Hardcover)

By Madelyn Rosenberg, Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Illustrator)

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780525514701, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 11, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Featuring a most unusual protagonist, Cyclops of Central Park dares readers to be brave and explore the world because, really, you never know what you might find...

Late at night, just before he closed his eye and went to sleep in his Central Park cave, Cyclops counted his sheep.

When the sun rose, he counted them again, and that's when he noticed--". . . sixteen, seventeen . . ."--one of them was missing.

He knew who it was, of course. "Eugene?" It was always Eugene.

Cyclops knows the world is a scary place: the grass is too sharp, the carousels are too twirly, and not all restaurants serve spaghetti. If the world isn't safe for a cyclops, it certainly isn't a safe place for a missing sheep! And so he sets off to face the many "dangers" lurking in New York City to bring Eugene home. To do so, he will have to face his fears and call for some reinforcements--his other fluffy sheep friends back at the cave. Together, they just might find Eugene and have a fun time in the city. Which goes to show, there is no place like home, but sometimes new experiences make our world a bigger and brighter place.


About the Author

Madelyn Rosenberg grew up on a dead-end street with woods, a creek, and copious amounts of mud. She spent more than a decade at a daily newspaper writing stories about colorful, real-life characters. These days she enjoys making up characters of her own and is the author of several children's books including Take Care, This is Just a Test (co-written with Wendy Wan-Long Shang), How to Behave at a Dog Show, and the Nanny X series.

Victoria Tentler-Krylov grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied architecture and urban design at Cooper Union and Columbia University. A practicing architect now living outside Boston, Victoria is continually inspired by urban landscapes but also by fantasy, possibility, and imagination. Victoria's artwork has been published by Pink Giraffe Books in Russia and by The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Flutter Magazine in the U.S.