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Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow

Written by Michelle Cuevas & illustrated by Sydney Smith
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Jan 1, 2017
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Publisher Summary

A brave shadow finds a more colorful life in this joyous picture book by the acclaimed author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles and illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers.

Smoot the shadow has been living a yawn-filled life for years. His boy never laughs and never leaps, so Smoot never does either . . . until the day he pops free, and decides to hit the road in search of the life he dreams about. And as he enjoys his first colorful day—singing, dancing, and playing—other shadows watch him, and they become brave, too. The frog’s shadow takes the shape of a prince, the dragonfly’s shadow that of a dragon. Even the rock’s shadow gets in on the excitement. But what will become of the timid beings their shadows have left behind? Will they finally be inspired to find their own daring?

What Kind of Book is Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow

Quotes from This Book

  • “If life is a book, then Smoot the Shadow had been reading the same yawn-colored page for seven and a half years.”

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Who Wrote Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow

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Michelle Cuevas

Michelle Cuevas graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She is the author of acclaimed picture book and national bestseller The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles (illustrated by Erin E. Stead), Smoot A Rebellious Shadow (illustrated by Sydney Smith), and several children’s novels including The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award), and Confessions of an Imaginary Friend. Both novels are currently in production as feature films. Michelle lives and writes in Western Massachusetts. Read more about her books at MichelleCuevas.com.

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Who Illustrated Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow

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Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is a nscad University graduate, born and raised in Nova Scotia. He has won the Governor General’s Award, been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has been listed twice on the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list. Sydney lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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What Has Michelle Cuevas Said About This Book

  • Where did the name Smoot come from?

    Smoot is a combination of the words “smudge” and “soot,” which relate to the look of a shadow. I also thought it was a fun, playful name for such a mischievous shadow.

    Insight provided courtesy of Michelle Cuevas

What Has Sydney Smith Said About This Book

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780525429692
Publication Date:
January 1, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016036813
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0525429697
Lexile® Level:
AD580L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
502034
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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