About the author:
Harris Tobias lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of The Greer Agency , A Felony of Birds and dozens of short stories. His fiction has appeared in Ray Gun Revival, Dunesteef Audio Magazine, Literal Translations, FriedFiction, Down In The Dirt, Eclectic Flash, E Fiction and many other publications. His poetry has appeared in Vox Poetica, The poem Factory and The Poetry Super Highway. You can find links to his novels at: http://harristobias-fiction.blogspot.com/
About the illustrator:
Emma Latham has a degree in illustration from the University Of Derby. Her style consists of mixed media and line to create atmospheric and inticing pages where warm and often funny characters live. She gathers inspiration from people and creatures around her and uses found objects as a means to collage and create images with.
Her work has been featured in the Association of Illustrators 33rd and 35th annual publications: ‘Best in Contemporary Illustration 2010 and 2012’ and was short listed for exhibition at the Elephant and Castle. You can visit her website at www.emmalatham.com
MoonRivet Saves His Skinby Harris Tobias
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Only creatures made from recycled metal scraps can survive on the moon. And for those creatures, life on Dusty Lake isn't without its dangers. MoonRivet barely escapes being eaten by one bird only to be caught by another. Kids will love the adventures of MoonRivet. Beautifully illustrated, this fun and exciting adventure is perfect for young readers 5-8 years old.
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The author's unique imagination shines through in this easy and quick reading book. All creatures are made of metal in the moon; and although they eat much like on earth, the unlucky ones who are eaten are later recycled to become new creatures. The ultimate cleverness of MoonRivet was an unexpected and fun twist to the story. I specially liked the detailed explanation about the differences of the animals on the earth and the moon, and how everyone would say that there cannot be frogs on the moon. All these differences are clearly illustrated in a side-by-side comparison that further takes the reader deeper into the story. Very enjoyable!
Kids will love this unique, suspenseful tale, and grownups will be intrigued as they read it to kids. Harris Tobias is a gifted, entertaining writer in several genres, and Emma Lathem's clever illustrations are amusing little mind-games for readers of all ages.
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