Maple's Theory of Fun

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Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.94
Publisher
Aladdin Paperbacks
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.51 X 8.03 X 1.1 inches | 0.83 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781665941037

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About the Author

Kate McMillan grew up in Houston, Texas, illustrating and writing stories in the world's tiniest font. She studied architecture at Yale and boatbuilding in Norway before making her way to Los Angeles to start a career as a concept artist in animation. She has worked for studios including DreamWorks and Disney TV, where she gets to make up worlds every day. In her free time, she enjoys building furniture, scouring the sidewalks of LA for scraps to build said furniture, and drawing wobbly buildings that look like they might fall down.

Ruthie Prillaman is a writer and musician from Potomac, Maryland. After a childhood full of reading books and playing in extremely niche rock bands, Ruthie studied English at Yale and received her MFA in screenwriting from University of Southern California. Since completing her studies, her creative career has spanned theater, documentary, classical music, opera, and film. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she writes for television. Outside of work, she enjoys sewing new clothes, writing music with her brother, and cooking Hungarian goulash in her traditional goulash pot.

Reviews

"The chatty tone, inviting layout, and humorous voice will draw readers in and keep them entertained... Likely to inspire fun and creativity."--Kirkus Reviews
"Via Maple's journal--rendered in prose bursting with personality--debut creators McMillan and Prillaman tenderly balance Maple's fears of losing a friend with outrageously silly scenes, inventions, and dialogue. Simple b&w cartoon-style illustrations permeate a heartfelt series opener that accentuates the joy of experimentation as experienced by winning, memorable characters."--Publishers Weekly