The Artist and the King

Walk Together Children - Black American Spirituals Volume One

I'm Going to Sing – Black American Spirituals Volume Two
On the Wings of the Swan
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The Artist and the King
- Written and illustrated by Julie Fortenberry

When a bad-tempered King punishes a little artist, he meets his match. For Daphne, the artist, turns her punishment, a dunce cap, into a fashionable and regal hat. Now every villager wants to wear one of Daphne’s creations. How could she have known that her hat-making would undermine the King’s authority? Then again, maybe Daphne’s caring, creative spirit is just what the kingdom—and the King—has needed.

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"An endearing protagonist who puts the very 'spunk' in 'spunky.' Julie's vivid artwork pops off the page"
- Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

 

Walk Together Children - Black American Spirituals Volume One
- Selected and illustrated by Ashley Bryan

Walk Together Children and I'm Going To Sing, two new editions of spirituals by award winning children's book author/illustrator, Ashley Bryan. These beloved volumes are updated with a foreword by Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement, a new Ashley Bryan introduction, and uniquely colorized cover prints.

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"I grew up in the Great Depression years.
The public library was like a second home to me.
"
– Ashley Bryan


I'm Going to Sing – Black American Spirituals Volume Two
- Selected and illustrated by Ashley Bryan

Readers will recognize such popular favorites as "He's got the Whole World in His Hands", "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "When the Saints Go Marching In". These works of art, feature linocuts representing diverse cultures illustrating the universal appeal of the spirituals.

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"The Spirituals are testimony to the genius of the enslaved Blacks that allowed them to remain human and creative through adversity. We stand today in the light of this achievement. The Spirituals offer this precious stance and heritage as an inspiration to all people."

- Ashley Bryan


"The Spirituals touch me deeply and inspire my heart's Soulwork."
- Ashley Bryan



On the Wings of the Swan
- Written by Rosemarie Gulla and Illustrated by Gary Undercuffler.

An ancient fairytale land is brought to life in this original story. When a young girl, Merryrose, sets out on an ordinary day across the River of Gold, events cause her to make a choice. Her unselfish act to save the life of the grumbly, grumpy, grouchy old man attracts the attention of the magical creatures of Casimiria, the Land of Wishes. When they place the Golden Key in her hands, unusual but important changes begin. All the while, in the classic tradition of story, the cunning forces of darkness conspire to threaten the good wishes.

With the exquisite line drawings of Gary Undercuffler and the graceful storytelling charm of Rosemarie Gulla, let the Wings of the Swan take you to lands of enchantment. Join with the fairies, the finest of wishes and the loveliness of a generous heart in the struggle to make the world a better place.


“Orella wants you to have the Golden Key.”

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Upcoming titles in the Treasury of the Lost Scrolls Series:

The Order of the Azure Star
Written by Rosemarie Gulla
Illustrations by Gary Undercuffler
This is the second book, the sequel to On the Wings of the Swan. King Alazar returns to power provoking Drufia's mighty wrath.

The River’s Reach
Written by Rosemarie Gulla
Illustrations by Gary Undercuffler
This is the third book, the sequel to The Order of the Azure Star. Merryrose is called on to exercise the fullest powers of her generous heart.



 
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