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Quiet Art by Mark Thomas Kashman, Mark Pontius

"Quiet Art" is the story of a little girl, Wilda, and her persistent efforts to use art to communicate with the noisy, impatient world around her. Everyone is telling her to be "quiet!" and she must learn, with support from her Grandma Gert, to express herself and use the power of her own imagination to rebuild trust, faith and family.

Foster The Future, the charity initiative of the Grammy-nominated band Foster The People, partnered with Irv's Storytime in the summer of 2012 to create this collaborative book using illustrations from fans across the United States. And the cover art was designed and drawn by Foster the People drummer, Mark Pontius.

Each finished story includes a variety of illustrations from the diverse people who participate as illustrators, and each book Irv's Storytime publishes benefits a charity or cause. For Quiet Art, 70% of the book's profits will benefit the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a national coalition dedicated to ensuring a high quality arts education for every young person in America.

This book is a product of Irv's Storytime, an organization that brings people together to share, illustrate and produce collaborative stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481169998
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/13/2012
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Mark Kashman is a father of two wonderful children (Sophie and Eli) who love to hear and tell stories. And from this, Irv's Storytime was born.

Kashman works with the illustrators contributing to each story in the persona of "Irv," who happens to be an owl and for whom "Irv's Storytime" is named. According to Irv, "'I'm an owl hoo likes to write & tell stories, and gets great help from others hoo draw wonderful illustrations."

Beyond writing and telling stories, Kashman lives East of Seattle where he likes to hike, bike and walk until the soles of his shoes wear thin.

Look for more in Mark "Irv" Kashman on Facebook at And Irv's a tweeter if you want to become a #hootTweep @irvsstorytime ^o-o^

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