Winter Catalog 2016 - Cover Art - Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association
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Winter Catalog 2016 – Cover Art


The imaginative, whimsical art that will be featured on the cover and interior of the 2016 Winter Catalog is from GRUMBLES FROM THE TOWN: Mother-Goose Voices with a Twist, with poems by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich, and illustrations by Angela Matteson.



About the book …

Poets Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich take fourteen Mother-Goose rhymes that have been enjoyed by generations of children and twist them in ways sure to delight modern kids. These poem pairs feature wildly different voices and perspectives, and Angela Matteson’s stunning illustrations add further hilarious details.

The poems have strong rhythm and rhyme, making this a terrific read-aloud. This lavish volume includes the original Mother Goose rhymes, endnotes that briefly describe their history, and an introduction that invites readers to imagine their own poems from unusual perspectives and “create magic.”

WordSong … Hardcover $17.95

Available in September 2016
from your favorite independent bookseller.



About the illustrator …

Angela Matteson is an illustrator who paints charming, colorful characters with a strong emotional narrative. A love of pattern and design led her to work nine years as a greeting card and gift packaging designer. Her paintings have been shown in galleries, both locally and nationally.

The illustration above and other art from the book will be featured on the Mountains & Plains website, in e-communications, in Fall Discovery Show materials, and throughout the upcoming Winter Catalog. This art is used with the artist’s permission: GRUMBLES FROM THE TOWN. Copyright © 2016 by Angela Matteson. All rights reserved. Used with permission from WordSong, an imprint of Highlights Press/Boyds Mills Press.

About the publisher …

WordSong, an imprint of Highlights Press/Boyds Mills Press, is the only children’s imprint in the country dedicated to poetry. WordSong titles capture the vibrant, unexpected, and emotional connections between text and young readers. Some of the well-known poets who publish under the WordSong imprint include Nikki Grimes, J. Patrick Lewis, Jane Yolen, Marilyn Nelson, and Marilyn Singer.


Thank you …

Mountains & Plains would like to thank these wonderful people at WordSong/Highlights/Boyds Mills Press for their invaluable, enthusiastic assistance:
Michael Eisenberg
Vice President/Editorial Director, Book Publishing
Kerry McManus
Manager, Book Marketing

Boyds Mills Press
815 Church Street
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431



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Posted June 23, 2016

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