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I asked my mom if I could have
a pet, or even two.
But every time I brought one home,
my sister went
When hunting for his new best friend, a boy goes through an alphabetical menagerie of animals. From an antelope, to bobolink birds, to wolves and zebras and of course, a cat and dog, too he brings them all home. But each creature just makes his sister go AH-CHOO Will he ever be able to have the perfect pet?
About the Author
Author: Lana Wayne Koehler was a music teacher in Ohio before retiring and writing children s books. Now an active member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), she helps new writers by speaking at Kent State University and local writer s groups. Joining with Gloria G. Adams to write Ah-Choo!, she has formed a lifelong friendship and partnership. Lana loves cooking exotic foods and traveling with her husband Dano, who supports her beyond measure. Gloria G. Adams wanted to be an archaeologist, an ice skater, a writer, or a princess. Instead, she worked as a children s librarian and storyteller. Now, she spends most of her time writing books for children. She loves reading, telling stories with puppets, walking on the beach, and eating chocolate. You can find out more about her on her website: gloriagadams.com. Illustrator: Ken grew up on the works of Margret & H.A. Rey, William Joyce, and DC Comics. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and studied illustration at Art Center, College of Design. He has storyboarded for various commercials and animated TV shows such asThe PJs, Futurama and Fairly OddParents.His illustration work has been recognized numerous times by the Society of Children s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). In 2012, the first picture book he illustrated, Hot, Hot Roti For Dada-Ji (Lee and Low), received the Picture Book Honor Award for Literature from the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). These days, you will find Ken illustrating, storyboarding, writing, and dreaming up stories for children."
Speculative science fiction lovers will be clutching the pages of this novel in suspense. The Knife of Never Letting Go manages to ask important questions about humanity and religion while telling an action-filled story of adventure in a strange place. This book is perfect for readers 13 and up who enjoy thoughtful science fiction or fantasy like the Golden Compass. - Pete