Curious Patience and steadfast Fortitude wait every morning to greet visitors of the New York Public Library―and slip away every night to read in the Children’s Center.
But one day, Patience and Fortitude find the Children’s Center empty! The two lions set out into the city to locate their missing books and encounter some literary landmarks along the way.
Josh Funk’s clever rhymes and Stevie Lewis’s vibrant art take young readers into the heart of New York City in this latest adventure.
Josh Funk is the author of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast (Sterling), followed by its sequel The Case of the Stinky Stench (Sterling), Albie Newton (Sterling, 2018), How to Code a Sandcastle (Viking), Lost in the Library (Henry Holt), and more. He lives in Concord, MA.
Brendan Kearney is also the illustrator of the first Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, its sequel The Case of the Stinky Stench, and Bertie Wings It (all Sterling). He lives in St. Albans, UK.
Stevie Lewis has been living on the road in a van (she built out herself!) for the past 3 years, furthering her passion for climbing, art, and the outdoors. Striving to live simply and tread lightly on the earth, she gathers inspiration from a variety of places, be it climbing in the high desert at Smith Rock State Park, hiking and foraging for wild plants in the forests of southeastern Alaska, or sharing stories with fellow travelers around a campfire. After working for several years at DreamWorks Animation Studios, she now illustrates children’s books and creates art based on her travels. Her latest illustrated work includes Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, Lost in the Library by Josh Funk, the Finding Serendipity series by Angelica Banks, and the upcoming SUN! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty.