Before You Were Born (Hardcover)

By Howard Schwartz, Kristina Swarner (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596430280, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2005



Once, long ago, the angel Lailah, who knows all the mysteries of heaven, shared her secrets with you. The moment you were born, you forgot everything. But don't worry, in this book, you will lean about all those wonderful secrets again. And you will even know how you got that indentation above your lip! Noted folklorist Howard Schwartz elegantly shapes this legend. Matched with luminous art, Before You Were Born is the perfect book for bedtime - and all the time.

About the Author

Howard Schwartz's children's books have won the Aesop Award of the American Folklore Society, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Storytelling World Award. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kristina Swarner illustrates books and cards, and has paintings in numerous private collections. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.