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Eloise Greenfield is the award-winning author of 48 books for children including our upcoming poetry book Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me. This book tells the story of a boy named Jace and his poet puppy Thinker. Read her blog about this book:
Thinker began in a way that was different from all of my other books. They began as a theme, or a character, or a bit of dialogue, or a scene. This book, however, began with a specific purpose.
I had become frustrated by some of the negative comments that were being written about free verse, that it was not real poetry. I wanted to write an article, giving my opinion about this, but after some thought, decided that it would be more effective in a book.
The characters grew on me, and I fell in love with them, with their love for each other, and especially with Thinker, this puppy who loves words. At that point, the book became, like every other book I have written, a combination of conscious thought, daydreaming, calling on the writer’s craft, and revising and more revising, until I felt that the story and the poetry fit my vision.
It has been a pleasure working with Tiny Owl. It’s as if I had stamped “HANDLE WITH CARE” on the manuscript. They made wonderful suggestions, and I was comfortable choosing the ones that I felt worked for me.
Then, Ehsan Abdollahi brought his brilliance and versatility as an artist, and the book was complete and visually beautiful.
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