All that glitters may not be gold and certainly should not be touched, as the three boys find out when they see something strange at a construction site. While deciding their best course of action, they tell each other stories about strange toys, a mysterious glass bottle, and a dragon. By the time they are finished they are scared, but they know just what they should do. The Far North, Germany, and Italy are featured this time.
About the Author
Veronika Martenova Charles is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books include: Maiden of the Mist: A Legend of Niagara Falls; Stretch, Swallow, & Stare; The Crane Girl; and The Birdman. Veronika has studied at Ryerson University, the Ontario College or Art and Design, and recently completed her graduate studies in Folklore at York University. Veronika Martenova Charles lives in Toronto.
A native of Montreal, Annouchka Gravel Galouchko has lived in Iran, Egypt, Mexico, and Austria. Winner of a Governor General's Award for illustration and nominee for French language text (""Sho et les dragons d'eau""), she has exhibited her paintings widely.
Annouchka's partner, Stephan Daigle, is an internationally known painter and illustrator of books, magazines, and corporate images. He, too, was born in Montreal. The couple's collaboration on ""The Birdman"" has resulted in an exceptional blend of color and design, along with depth and symbolism that belie its prettiness. Stephan and Annouchka live in Quebec with their eight-year-old son, Sacha.
Phyllis Root is the author of BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD and many other award-winning books for children. She says, "Aunt Nancy is my grandmothers and aunts -- women who never let the world get the better of them -- all rolled into one." She lives in Minneapolis.
David Parkins has illustrated numerous books for children, including WEBSTER J. DUCK by Martin Waddell and EGYPTIAN DIARY by Richard Platt. He lives in Lincoln, England.
Praise for the series:
“. . . these page-turning stories . . . pack a punch in this concise format.“ — BayViews, Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California
“Toronto author Veronika Martenova Charles spins some edge-of-your-seat reading . . .” — The Record (Kitchener, ON)