Friday, August 14, 2009

Good news for Robin Cruise

Robin, who's recently moved here, has a new book out this month:

Bartleby Speaks! marks the first-time collaboration between acclaimed Kirkland-based children’s book author Robin Cruise and award-winning illustrator Kevin Hawkes.

The new picture book (August 2009) from Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers celebrates the unique nature of every child—and highlights the quiet power of listening.

Kirkus Reviews describes the book as a “sweetly underscored paean to the beauty of quiet,” and in a starred review, School Library Journal proclaims: “Youngsters … will ask for repeated readings.”

Cruise’s previous picture books include Only You, illustrated by Seattle-based Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Chodos-Irvine, and Little Mamá Forgets, illustrated by Stacey Dressen-McQueen. Visit her at her website:

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