The Storyteller Book
The Storyteller Book
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The Storyteller

Written and illustrated by Evan Turk

Published by Atheneum


Publisher's Summary

In a time of drought in the Kingdom of Morocco, a storyteller and a boy weave a tale to thwart a Djinn and his sandstorm from destroying their city.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 48
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: June 28, 2016
  • ISBN: 1481435183
  • ISBN 13: 978-1481435185
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This book is super long, so perhaps best for children with a little longer attention span, but is beautifully written and illustrated and conveys a powerful message about the importance of storytelling.

author & illustrator
Evan Turk

Evan Turk is an Ezra Jack Keats Book Award - winning illustrator, author, and animator. He is the author-illustrator of "The Storyteller" and "Heartbeat"; and the illustrator of "Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters", which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; "Grandfather Gandhi"; and it's companion "Be the Change". His next book "You Are Home: An Ode To the National Parks" will be released in June 2019. Originally from Colorado, Evan now lives in the Hudson River Valley with his husband, Chris, and two cats, Bert and Pica. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and continues his studies as a member of Dalvero Academy. Evan loves to travel all over the world and learn about other people and places through drawing and the interactions that come from it. He speaks to kids and adults across the country and loves talking with them about storytelling and making art.

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