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Where do shadows go at night? Young readers will find out when they take a trip to Shadowville.
Gorgeous block-print style illustrations with a retro feeling accompany a whimsical text and reveal the secret life of shadows in this delightful picture book that follows shadows to the magical land they visit after the sun goes down.
• illustrator Michael Bartalos originally published this charming picture book in 1995, and this reissue brings back all the charm of the original with a beautiful new cover and endpapers
• after dark, freed of their daytime jobs, the shadows come out to play in Shadowville, where they can relax, play sports, shop, and even dine, "though they've eaten huge amounts, they still weigh only half an ounce"
• bold, contrasting illustrations and rhyming text make this a fun read-aloud for children age 3 to 7
About the Author
Michael Bartalos attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Pratt Institute. He works extensively in the graphic arts in the US and Canada, Europe, and Japan. He has designed Swatch watches, U.S. postage stamps, seasonal Perrier bottles, and public art for the San Francisco Arts Commission. He also produces limited print editions and sculptural assemblages, and has created artist's book editions with the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Michael lives and works in San Francisco.
"An inventive explanation of where shadows go at night." -Publishers Weekly
"The rhyming text is clever . . . but the book's design and artwork are really what is so much fun." -Booklist
"Spontaneous and high-spirited." -Kirkus Reviews
"Mysterious and quite magical." -The New York Times Book Review