Margarash (Hardcover)

By Mark Riddle, Tim Miller (Illustrator)

Enchanted Lion Books, 9781592702169, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2016

List Price: 17.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

"In goofy and dramatic pictures, Tim Miller captures the descent into this land of a young coin-fancier named Collin, his tussles with the toothy monster, and the odd fellowship that develops between them."--The Wall Street Journal

A surprising book that is a little scary and more than a little deep, Margarash is about a young boy and a seemingly-nasty monster who realize they need each other.
"The illustrations by Tim Miller are very unique, sparse in odd, muted tones befitting the insides of a sofa. This is a gem, not to be missed. ... A perfect book It reads like a modern-day fairy tale though it has the feeling of age about it: children confronting and outsmarting monsters - and the best part - befriending monsters."--STARRED REVIEW, Katrina Yurenka, Youth Services Book Review
"My kids love this book. No. They do. They LOVE this book. ... The story involves a monster that lives beneath all the couch cushions in the world, taking and keeping the loose change he finds. There's even a catchy little chant, "The coins that fall are for Margarash / Margarash / Margarash / The coins that fall are for Margarash / Leave them where they lie." I have it memorized." --Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal
"A captivatingly grouchy couch monster and a curious kid who gets trapped in his underworld is really the stuff picture book magic is made of. ... A perfect book to add to a Halloween collection, although we definitely will be keeping this out year round."--The Reading Ninja
"It's a story with the feel of a modern-day fairy tale or urban legend, one that suggests that compassion and common ground can go a long way toward making friends out of would-be enemies." --Publisher's Weekly
"Riddle's prose provides a strong momentum overall, driving page turns and inspiring Miller's whimsical, childlike illustrations, which depict the titular monster as a gray, furred creature with a comically toothy underbite. A sweet tale of a mutual passion and an unlikely friendship."--Kirkus Reviews

Mark Riddle is a Youth Services Librarian with a colossal beard. He was born in Australia, has lived in Taiwan and Turkey, and now resides in North Carolina with his wife, Kate; their cat, Warda Runciblespoon; and several fish and chickens. This is his first picture book.

Tim Miller is the author-illustrator who studied at the School of Visual Arts where he earned a Bachelor's in Cartooning and a Master's in Art Education.Tim Miller's picture book debut as an illustrator, SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR (DID NOT ASK TO BE IN THIS BOOK ) received four starred reviews from PW, Kirkus, Booklist, and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books; and was selected as an Amazon 2016 Best Children's Book of the Year, as well as, a Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards Best Picture Book. Tim's debut as author and illustrator, MOO MOO in a TUTU was a 2017 Junior Library Guild selection, and his second book WHAT'S COOKING, MOO MOO? was a 2018 Junior Library Guild selection. Tim is also the illustrator of SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR AND HIS BEST FRIEND FOREVER (PROBABLY), HORSE MEETS DOG, MARGARASH, and the middle-grade series HAMSTERSAURUS REX. Tim lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey with his wife and three cats.



About the Author

Mark Riddle is a Youth Services Librarian with a colossal beard. He was born in Australia, has lived in Taiwan and Turkey, and now resides in North Carolina with his wife, Kate; their cat, Warda Runciblespoon; and several fish and chickens. This is his first picture book. Tim Miller is the author-illustrator who studied at the School of Visual Arts where he earned a Bachelor's in Cartooning and a Master's in Art Education.Tim Miller's picture book debut as an illustrator, SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR (DID NOT ASK TO BE IN THIS BOOK!) received four starred reviews from PW, Kirkus, Booklist, and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books; and was selected as an Amazon 2016 Best Children's Book of the Year, as well as, a Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards Best Picture Book. Tim's debut as author and illustrator, MOO MOO in a TUTU was a 2017 Junior Library Guild selection, and his second book WHAT'S COOKING, MOO MOO? was a 2018 Junior Library Guild selection. Tim is also the illustrator of SNAPPSY THE ALLIGATOR AND HIS BEST FRIEND FOREVER! (PROBABLY), HORSE MEETS DOG, MARGARASH, and the middle-grade series HAMSTERSAURUS REX. Tim lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey with his wife and three cats.