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A Storytelling of Ravens Hardcover – Picture Book, May 1 2018

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Offbeat nonsense humor of the highest order: not to be missed. ― Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

In this charming tribute to the quirkiness of collective nouns, playful artwork and clever captions invite children of all ages to contemplate a variety of amusing scenarios illustrated in bright colors and bold patterns. ―

Mixed-media graphic style illustrations are humorous and bright. . . . This is a quick read for younger middle grade readers looking for slightly offbeat mysteries. A solid purchase for larger collections. ―
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The pairing of Kyle Lukoff’s witty wordplay and Natalie Nelson’s colorful, imaginatively detailed illustrations . . . offers a playful exploration . . . ―
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This is a vocabulary exercise of the most delightful kind. ―
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. . . inventive and witty. . . . Children and adults will enjoy this collection. ―
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KYLE LUKOFF has worked at the intersection of books and people for more than half his life, first as a bookseller and later as a school librarian, reviewer, awards juror and contributor to professional publications. His first picture book, A Storytelling of Ravens, illustrated by Natalie Nelson, received two starred reviews and his second, When Aidan Became a Brother was described as “joyful and affirming” in a Kirkus starred review and has received three other starred reviews. A confirmed bachelor, Kyle lives in a Brooklyn apartment filled with books.

NATALIE NELSON’s illustrations have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. She is the illustrator of The King of the Birds by Acree Graham Macam, which Booklist proclaimed “nothing short of charming.” She has also illustrated A Storytelling of Ravens by Kyle Lukoff, which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Foreword, and Uncle Holland by JonArno Lawson, described by School Library Journal as “sophisticated yet playful.” Natalie lives in Atlanta.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Groundwood Books; Illustrated edition (May 1 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1554989124
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1554989126
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 408 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.59 x 0.89 x 27.94 cm
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Kyle Lukoff is the author of the Stonewall-award winning picture book "When Aidan Became A Brother," by Kaylani Juanita. His debut was "A Storytelling of Ravens," illustrated by Natalie Nelson, which came out in 2018.

Kyle was born outside of Chicago, Illinois in 1984, and moved to Lynnwood, Washington in 1989. He moved to New York City in 2002 to attend Barnard College, and became the librarian at the Corlears School in 2012. After eight years of school librarianship he transitioned to writing full-time.

Kyle served two terms on the Stonewall Book Awards committee, and was a 2020 Kirkus Prize judge. He transitioned in 2007, and much of his professional work revolves around transgender representation in books for youth.

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