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One afternoon in the mid-1990s, I found myself in Dauphine Street Books in New Orleans, staring hungrily into a vitrine containing costly literary... Continue »
Leslie McGuirkDescribe your new book.
Tucker's Spooky Halloween features Tucker the terrier and his desire to be something scary, and not cute, for Halloween. He has to think up something pretty clever, in order to NOT go out dressed as a cowboy, a bumblebee, or worse yet, a hot dog! One of the reasons children love Halloween is because for one day out of the year they can dress up, and scare people. There is power in this! Tucker also shows children that you have to take what you've got, and make what you want. A good lesson for children to learn!
I am a huge fan of Tove Jansson, from Finland. Her books about the Moomintrolls are unbelievably good, and I am so surprised that many people don't know her work. I used to spend a lot of time doing design work in Japan, and the Moomintrolls were very big over there. The books are clever, wholesome, and very funny.
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