Monday, July 10, 2017

Dear Reader, Love Miri Leshem-Pelly

Dear Reader…

Imagine that the story is a land that you could walk in. Imagine the story line is your path, and you could walk through the gates of the Beginning, Middle and End. In this land, the Beginning is a peaceful shore, but entering the Middle means trouble. Would you continue, or go back to the beginning? How would you cross the River of Questions? How would you   And how would she use the pencil sharpener to help her get to the top of the Mountain of Challenge? But what Scribble really wants is to meet a friend. Author promises her that she will get her wish if she continues her journey on the story path. But would he keep his promise?
climb the Mountain of Challenge? And what is waiting for you behind the gate of the Ending? This is the journey that Scribble is making, on my new picture book for children, Scribble & Author. Scribble gets to talk to the author who created her, and she can even use his writing tools. Can you guess how Scribble could change the story if she takes the author’s eraser?

Writing this story was an unusual experience for me, because it is a story about creating a story. I wrote it as a dialogue between the author and his character. This dialogue goes on while the story is being created. I’m also the illustrator of this picture book, and as the illustrator I decided to use a technique of mixed media. The illustrations are done with watercolor and pencils, but on top of them I used photographs of real objects, such as the pencil, the brush and the eraser. I wanted to give you, the reader, a glimpse into the creative process and a chance to walk with me behind the scenes of the story. So come with me, bring your children, and together we’ll take the journey in the land of story, with Scribble and Author.

About the Author

Miri Leshem-Pelly is the author-illustrator of 14 children’s books. She’s also illustrated 14 books for other writers. When Miri isn’t writing she can be found speaking at schools, kindergartens and libraries. She is invited to do more than 200 presentations with her books per year. Miri is also a Regional Advisor for SCBWI (Society of Children’s book writers & illustrators).

Miri is represented by Olswanger Literary Agency.

Miri’s works have won awards and her illustrations have been shown on several exhibitions.

Miri lives in Israel with her husband and two children, and loves reading books and going on nature hikes.

Her latest book is Scribble & Author.



About the Book:

Scribble & Author is written as a dialogue between the main character, Scribble, and the author who created her. 

Scribble's journey starts on a peaceful shore called THE BEGINNING, continues to the rough, adventurous MIDDLE, and leads finally to the gate of THE ENDING, but it’s not at all what Scribble expected… Scribble is a scribble and Author is an author, but who really gets to tell the tale?
A picture book about finding your own voice, making your own decisions, and writing your own story.

Watch the book trailer at Vimeo.


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