Champ and Me By the Maple Tree

Champ and Me By the Maple Tree

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Overview

Author Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O'Neill turn their attention to Vermont and one of that state's great legends: Champ, the "Monster" of Lake Champlain. Champ is seen through the eyes of a likable tomboy, who sets out from her favorite spot by a maple tree and finds herself by the lakeshore. She meets Champ, who turns out to be a very kid-friendly monster—inviting the girl to sit on his head and ride with him through the Vermont countryside. Together, these unlikely friends dash past farms and mills and over covered bridges, meet some cows, eat some maple syrup-covered cheese, and eventually return to the girl's favorite maple tree. The charming story ends as it began: "If you come to Vermont / Near a lake called Champlain, / And you cut through the woods / On an old country lane, There's a chance you will see / My friend Champ and me / Playing happy and free / By the old maple tree."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981943053
Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: Shankman & O'Neill Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,280,785
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ed Shankman was born in the Bronx, New York, and lives today in Verona, New Jersey. As a creative director in the advertising industry, he has directed creative efforts for some of the world's best-known companies. Beyond the office, he has always spent his time chasing creative inspiration as a writer, guitar player, and painter. With illustrator Dave O'Neill, he has created nine winning children's titles for Commonwealth Editions, an imprint of Applewood Books.

Dave O'Neill is an Illustrator and Art Director. Throughout the years, Dave has worked with several advertising and marketing agencies as a graphic designer for children's brands. He also moonlights with an improv comedy troupe and designs toys in his spare time. More of Dave's work can be found on his art blog, at oneilldave.blogspot.com. Dave has a pet Seagull named Sully. Or does he? (he doesn't) Does he? Today, Dave is a husband to a cool girl and a father to a cool, smaller girl.

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