The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales


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$17.99  $16.55
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7.3 X 0.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. Nathaniel's children's books include Broken Beaks, The Origami Master, and Octopus Escapes! He has a lifelong love of fairy tales. Simini Blocker has worked on several middle-grade and YA titles, including Almost Midnight, and the My So-Called Superpowers series. When not illustrating, she loves experimenting with embroidery, traveling as much as possible, and collecting too many stationary supplies.


"These wry and charming tales of the power of persistence will delight readers with lively text and expressive art. It's a great addition to elementary and middle school graphic collections." --School Library Journal

"There's a buoyant vibrancy to Blocker's digital art, with a bold palette and paneling that compels the story forward with energy and verve, and the draftsmanship and style recall LeUyen Pham's work." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A cute and welcome addition to the fairy-tale genre that will have young readers laughing with delight at the misadventures of all of the charming characters." --Booklist

"Blocker's illustrations enhance the absurdist nature of Lachenmeyer's stories, and her expert control of facial expression and body language add a layer of slapstick, which heightens the collection's comedic sensibility.... These fairy tales are sure to entertain." --Publishers Weekly

"Lachenmeyer freely borrows familiar folkloric elements, subjecting them to mildly comical twists...Alert readers will find the implicit morals: know your audience, mostly, but also never underestimate the power of "rock" music." --Kirkus

"The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales makes with the magic this summer.... You can't use adjectives like 'brand-new' and not deliver, so it's a good thing writer, Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, and artist, Simini Blocker, do.... Just in time for summer, it's a quick read but one where the fun doesn't have to stop with the last page." --Comiccon

"This book is wonderful! I can easily say I'm ready for more -- another book with more stories! Yes, it's a kids' book, but if you like fairy tales, you'll enjoy the humor of these new ones, plus the lovely art!"--Sequential Tart

"Simini Blocker's witty, observant illustrations, all done in bright jewel tones, help to make this romp for readers ages 5 to 9 a droll delight." --The Wall Street Journal