Lizbeth Lou Got a Rock in Her Shoe (Hardcover)

By Troy Howell, Kathryn Carr (Illustrator)

Ripple Grove Press, 9780991386659, 36pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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“This just will not do!” says Lizzy, flinging a rock from her shoe. Getting a rock stuck in your show is a simple matter, but what is small to one may be large and looming to another. After encountering a number of characters and situations, the rock continues its tumbling excursion of what goes around comes around. The beautiful illustrations, created through hand-cut paper silhouettes, invite the viewer to explore this creative story.

About the Author

Troy Howell is an author and illustrator known primarily for his children’s book illustrations—in particular the Brian Jacques Redwall covers and several books by Mary Pope Osbourne. His middle grade novel, The Dragon of Cripple Creek, was an ABA New Voices pick and shortlisted for the Reading the West award. He is working on his next children’s novel. He lives in Falmouth, Virginia. Kathryn Carr creates cut paper silhouettes which are little vignettes that embrace a moment in time. She is self-taught in this medium and enjoys experimenting with different applications for her imagery. Her art is in galleries and private collections worldwide, on a line of greeting cards, and album covers. She lives in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Lizbeth Lou Got a Rock in Her Shoe

“The illustrations successfully hold the story together while conjuring a wistful air of yesteryear.”  —Kirkus Reviews

“An ending that brings the rock full circle may leave readers considering the unknowable effects of small, spontaneous actions.”  —Publishers Weekly

Lizbeth Lou Got a Rock in Her Shoe is loosely based on the revolutionary notion that what goes around comes around. This message is subtly reinforced by the creative cut paper silhouette scenes in serene sepia shades.”  —Midwest Book Review

"Gorgeous in its simplicity and unique visual style, this provides a welcome respite from the busy modern world."  —Booklist