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Good Babies

Written by Tim J Myers & illustrated by Kelly Murphy
Published by Candlewick Press
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Any parent who has ever been sleep-deprived will smile at this richly illustrated, lively original folktale that reassures us that all babies are good babies — and that patient love can foil even the worst-laid plans.

A troll-baby living with humans? A human baby with trolls? What chaos and heartache that would lead to!

Long ago, a dark-eyed witch, passing through a valley deep in the mountains of Norway, discovered two families — one human and one troll — each with a brand-new baby. The human baby slept all day and cried all night, driving his family crazy, no matter how much they rocked or sang or made funny faces. Likewise, the troll baby was a terror who slept all night and cried all day, which is when trolls like to take to their beds. Meanwhile, the witch, hoping to refresh her travel-weary bones with some wickedness, gleefully swapped troll-brat for human infant. But what is a wily witch to do when her bad intentions backfire?

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Who Wrote Good Babies

Tim J Myers
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Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, and the Smithsonian; he has 15 out and more on the way. He’s published over 140 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has four books of adult poetry out, published a nonfiction book on fatherhood, and won a major prize in science fiction. He won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year and the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction.

Tim can whistle and hum at the same time, though he hasn’t won any awards for that–yet.

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Who Illustrated Good Babies

Kelly Murphy

<b>Kelly Murphy</b> has illustrated many books for children including <i>Masterpiece</i>, <i>Alex and the Amazing Time Machine</i>, and the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Publication Date:
September 13, 2005

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