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Kids / Bedtime Stories / 3-7 years
10 x 7.75 inches
Available December 2013
Where do shadows go at night? Young readers will find out when they take a trip to Shadowville. Shadowville is a delightfully quirky, highly graphic picture book that follows shadows to the secret, magical land they visit every evening when the sun goes down, where they are freed from their daytime jobs and come out to play, surf, dine, shop, and even travel from the Gobi to Nairobi!
Shadow planes and shadow cars
Bring them all from near and far.
Crossing oceans and a hill,
They all head toward Shadowville.
Originally published in 1995, this reissue showcases illustrator Michael Bartalos’ retro, block-print style images and whimsical, rhyming text, promising to charm children and parents once again…this time with beautiful new endpapers and a striking new cover.
Michael Bartalos attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Pratt Institute. He works extensively in the graphic arts in the US and Canada, Europe, and Japan. He has designed Swatch watches, U.S. postage stamps, seasonal Perrier bottles, and public art for the San Francisco Arts Commission. He also produces limited print editions and sculptural assemblages, and has created artist’s book editions with the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Michael lives and works in San Francisco.