(Humor) “Crosses cultural boundaries. … Lovely exploration … fabulously rich and evocative of the artistry of Shel Silverstein.” – Mark Condon, Unite for Literacy
Crazy day—of work and play—worn-out Juan “Must sleep!” Tonight he’ll dream of dragons … or will he? A bedtime mystery with finding activity and hilarious illustrations by Spanish artist Luis F. Sanz (Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story) that aid comprehension and help build vocabulary (kids ages 4 – 8). Young and old will identify with this funny, spooky quest for rest. 290 words by award-winning children’s author Karl Beckstrand (The Bridge of the Golden Wood), 32-page, perfect-bound, 8″x10” soft cover kid’s bedtime picture book/ebook with Hispanic child/Latino character. Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (Mini-mysteries for Minors series [multicultural], worldwide rights © Aug. 2012) Premiobooks.com, Baker & Taylor/Follett, Brodart, Ingram, Amazon/Kindle, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Overdrive, iTunes, Kobo, Walmart.com. LCCN: 2012914948, JUV011030, JUV010000, ISBN: 978-0615692296 (eISBN: 9781301287598)
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Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 19 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 50 ebook titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book’s blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA (he knows the secret to peeling avocados), he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. His survival western, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award. A college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. His nationally lauded Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, nonfiction, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, and wordless, and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Follett, iBooks, Ingram, Papercrafts Magazine, Target.com, The Congressional Record, Walmart.com, FB, Twitter, http://KarlBeckstrand.com, https://GozoBooks.com