By a Threadby Ned Dickens, Graham Ross
The toy box has erupted and the toys are perched high, dangling low, hanging by a thread. Bard, the old bear, has been lucky enough to land in the underwear drawer and from there is able to assist his friends, if only they will follow his daring directions. By a Thread is about heroism in small places, all the different kinds of courage a child can draw upon. The text rhymes, and its rhythm takes the tongue on a rollicking ride. Even the most determined reader will not be able to read the story silently.
"A book that can be read and reread and enjoyed each time."
Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
- Orca Book Publishers
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 7.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Read an Excerpt
“I sympathize, Bard,” murmured Curtis politely.
“But, frankly, I think that you've landed quite lightly,
While I am, I think, at the end of my thread.
If I am and I fall, I'm afraid I'll be—."
Meet the Author
Primarily a playwright, Ned Dickens lives a life filled with adventure. He has twice raised the money to buy a vehicle and drive it to Nicaragua to donate to development projects. He has been a special education teacher and has done theater with street kids. By a Thread is one of several stories about Beo (who takes her name from Beowulf). The collection Beo's Bedroom is about to become an animated series. By a Threadwill be one of the first episodes. For more information, visit www.neddickens.com/.
A graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Graham Ross began his freelance illustration and graphic design career in Ottawa. A career that has spawned illustrations for such publishers as Orca Book Publishers, Scholastic Canada, and Meadowside Books of the United Kingdom, as well as numerous Canadian government agencies and private design firms. He lives in Merrickville, Ontario with a circus star family: his juggling wife, a helldriver daughter, a canine cannonball, and a fire breathing cat. For more information, visit www.kidwithacrayon.com.
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