Flippo & Sons Publishing Co LLC
April 14, 2014
9.1 X 0.4 X 10.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Herb Kernecker is an Austrian-born retired high school teacher who has authored several books. Inspired by the Nevada desert, where he has lived for over forty years, Kernecker has created a unique American Southwestern version of the Grimm's fairy tale "The Bremen Town Musicians" in "The Sagebrush Singers." Kernecker's previous publications include "When in Mexico, Do as the Mexicans Do: The Clued-In Guide to Mexican Life, Language, and Culture" and "Deutsche Sagen und Legenden: ""A Collection of Legends from the German-Speaking World." James Watts has illustrated twenty-four published books for children, and his illustrations have been shown at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration in New York. In 1993 he received "Parenting" magazine's Certificate of Excellence for distinguished achievement in children's literature. Three of his titles have been designated International Reading Association Children's Choices. Over one million copies of his books are in print, with some translated into German, Swedish, and Finnish.
A timeless German folktale restaged among the cacti of America's Southwest? You betcha! Kernecker and Watts hit it just right, with lively prose and comical illustrations that bring the animal characters to rip-roaring life.--John Schindel, children's book author... this hilarious romp subtly introduces the theme of human encroachment on nature through a fun, attention-grabbing story... and the song accompanying the book will have young readers braying, cawing, and howling along.--Foreword Reviews magazine (forewordreviews.com)A lively story of friendship and ingenuity that will have children rooting for the heroes. The natural, muted-color drawings are just right for the sparse desert setting and the expressive, lovable animals.-Mitra Modarressi, children's book author and illustrator