Here are a few links as my gift for you.
Just like the site says it is an article on how long till you get published. And all the pitfalls in there.
One of Writer’s Digest 101 best web sites, here are the new years resolutions. And as the one most known: keep but in chair. Write at least 100 words a day taking only an hour and you’ll have a novel by the end of a year. Where are the rules for picture books?
Where I’m published!! Yes!! Fine Line Anthology published my 100 word essay on Words That Inspire that I wrote and submitted last year and here it is. If you have a Kindle you can read it. unfortunately I only have a NOOK so I’ll just sit back and wait till the next expenditure on a Kindle. But *Yay*, right? This is an accomplishment that I can be proud of.
I’m mentioned in Cher Green’s blog “Footsteps of a Writer” for ideas of how to engage my reader. Cher has often mentioned my answers to writer questions she has.
Hi again friends, as I get to the meat of my post. Last week I featured Peter Sis’s book on Galileo and this week it’s a book he wrote for his youngest daughter. He didn’t know how else to share his childhood and wrote a picture book for her for when she was ready to explore it.
PPBF/The Three Golden Keys
Author/Illustrator: Peter Sis
Appropriate for ages: Seven on up
Resources: The authors own website http://www.petersis.com/content/golden_keys.html
And specific to teacher guides are http://www.petersis.com/content/madlenka_teachers_guide.html.
Just for fun I’ll tell you a joke that happened to me as I was searching through google for teacher guides on the Three Golden Keys. If you want to learn about potty training a pit bull there are the three keys on how to do it. Lol http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-potty-train-a-pitbull.html. Isn’t that funny!!
Themes: Myths, fairy tales, European tales, Adventure, discovery, dreams, educational, history, growing up, geographic, cities, imagination, lost childhood, magic, memory, historical fiction, seasons, and tall tales.
First Three sentences:
A wild and turbulent storm took control of my hot-air balloon and sent far off course. When the storm finally calmed, I found myself floating toward the spires of a big city. I did not have time to wonder about the city, as my balloon was rapidly losing air.”
What the Jacket says: “A man in a hot-air balloon is blown off course in a violent storm, landing in the city of his childhood. He finds the way to his old home, but he house is dark, with three rusty padlocks on the door. He knows he must find the keys that will let him in. A black cat with magic eyes appears and leads the man through the lonely, silent streets in search of the keys. Three times they come to a special place from his childhood, three times the seasons change, and three times an old Czech legend is revealed to them. To each legend a golden key is attached. So , with three golden keys in hand, the man opens the padlocks on the door of his childhood home and the deserted city comes alive…Or is it just the magic cat playing tricks?”
Why I loved it: In my exploration of Peter Sis books I came across this one. Because it starts out like a dream and is dreamy and magical all throughout I was drawn in. Peter Sis very clearly makes all the illustrations dreamy and magical of ten having images overlaying each other and coming out of the margins or other images just like in dreams. This book is part memoir and part travel log.
And as my friend Beth Stillborn says. “Every Friday, bloggers join together to share picture book reviews and resources, thanks to author Susanna Leonard Hill’s brainchild, “Perfect Picture Book Fridays.” Susanna then adds the books (and links to the reviews) to a comprehensive listing by subject on her blog. Find the entire listing at her “Perfect Picture Books.”
Have a Greeaat Weekend!!
- Perfect Picture Book Friday/Starry Messenger (clarbojahn.wordpress.com)