By Trolley Past Thimbledon Bridge (Hardcover)

By Ashley Bryan, Marvin Bileck (Illustrator)

Alazar Press, 9780979300042, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2015

List Price: 17.95*
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Winner of:
2015 Parents' Choice Award, Picture Book
This picture book takes children of all ages on a trolley-ride dream adventureFeaturing the extraordinary illustrations of Caldecott Honoree, Marvin Bileck, this book is a dream caught on paper with the sense of magic and wonder and unfettered imagination of a child. As sleep starts the journey into the blue, marvelous threads unravel dreamy images out of the blue revealing animals, far-off places, a circus, games, toys, wind, rain, a touch of this and a touch of that, words and wordplay. A poem accompanies the whimsical illustrations, perfectly capturing the sense of awe and excitement of childhood. With the eyes of a child, or simply the heart of a child, this book invites you into a dream world, an allegory, a journey.

About the Author

Ashley Bryan is an author, artist, and teacher who was the first African American man to both write and illustrate a book for children. His work has earned widespread recognition, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and several Coretta Scott King awards and honors. His two volumes of collections of Black American spirituals, "Walk Together Children" and "I m Going To Sing" are his seminal works forming the foundation of so much of his imagery. He lives on Little Cranberry Island (Islesford) off the coast of Maine. Marvin Bileck was an artist, educator, and a designer and illustrator of children s books. "Rain Makes Applesauce" earned a Caldecott Honor. Other titles include "Penny," "Sugarplum" and "A Walker in the City.""