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Nicole Theo JL Morin Melanie Sarri Stephan Theo

58 pages
Harvard Square Editions

A diverse rhyming book that teaches how to overcome childhood fears; fully returnable

Delightful dragons lead the way through this diverse, rhyming children's book to overcome childhood fearsAudio, ebook and fully returnable hardback formats bring to life the soothing tale of an outcast dragon who overcomes childhood fears, bravely lulling a pair of scary babies to sleep with his magical sand.The "boring Tan Dragon" wins the respect of his colorful peers when he faces his fear and realizes his special gift. By and for kids, the illustrators painted the paintings in the book throughout their childhood, from the age of 2 to 21. Brilliant, often abstract, paintings by Stephan Theo and Nicole Theo illustrate this enchanting rhyme-Stephan Theo from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television voice acts the audio book, to singer-songwriter Nicole Theo's guitar accompaniment. The dragons in this bedtime story frolic to poetry, while delighting, empowering and motivating. Kids will love the award-winning author's charming tale of a rainbow of silly dragon friends pulling together and overcoming their fear of the littlest humans. Teaches: facing fear to find unique virtues; diversity; colors; reading words finishing rhymes.

Author Bio
Singer-songwriter and illustrator Nicole Theo also also painted the paintings in the book throughout her childhood over a period of two decades. She composed the guitar music on the audiobook. She launched an EP entitled 'In My Sleep' of her original songs in 2019.JL Morin grew up in inner-city Detroit. She proffered moral support while her parents sacrificed all to a failed system. Wondering what the Japanese were doing right, she decamped to Tokyo. Her debut Japan novel, Sazzae, won an eLit Gold Medal, and a Living Now Book Award. Her second novel, Travelling Light, was a USA Best Book Awards finalist, and her third, Trading Dreams, became 'Occupy's first bestselling novel'. Her climate fiction novel, Nature's Confession, won first place in the Dante Rossetti Book Awards; a Readers' Favorite Book Award; a LitPick 5-Star Review Award; and an excerpt received an Honorable Mention in the Eco-Fiction Story Contest, published in the Winds of Change anthology of eco-fiction. Her second cli-fi novel, Loveoid, is a Cygnus Sci-fi 1st place winner, among others.Her cli-fi novels are on course syllabi at many universities. Ivy League professors have facilitated discussions with JL Morin's writing, and it is discussed in textbooks, such as Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach, by Andrew Milner, ?and J. R. Burgmann, 2020, published by Oxford University Press.Her most recent work, Tuck-a-tuck Dragon, is a diverse rhyming children's book illustrated by children throughout their lifetimes from the ages of 2-21.JL Morin's writing draws on a breadth of experience. She traded derivatives in New York while studying nights for her MBA at New York University's Stern School of Business; worked for the Federal Reserve Bank posted to the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center; presented the news as a TV broadcaster; and she is adjunct faculty at Boston University. Morin's fiction has appeared in The Harvard Advocate and Harvard Yisei, and her articles and translations in The Huffington Post, Library Journal, The Detroit News, European Daily, Livonia Observer Eccentric Newspapers, The Harvard Crimson, and Agence France Presse while she worked in their Middle East Headquarters.Poet and translator Melanie Sarri holds a B.A. Hons from Sussex University, UK.Stephan Theo, author and illustrator, painted the paintings in the book throughout his childhood over a period of two decades. Stephan, who attended the UCLA Theater, Film, and Televison School, also voice acted the audio book. He has played in two feature films: '74, and Dog (2021).