Join Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long for the Virtual Launch of SOMEONE BUILDS THE DREAM via Zoom (3/23)
Join the virtual launch for SOMEONE BUILDS THE DREAM (Dial Books for Young Readers), featuring author Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Loren Long, hosted by Blue Willow Bookshop via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 pm (ET).
Buildings, bridges, and books don’t exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book. Gorgeously written and illustrated, this is an eye-opening exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world–from the making of a bridge to a wind farm, an amusement park, and even the very picture book that you are reading. An architect may dream up the plans for a house, but someone has to actually work the saws and pound the nails. This book is a thank-you to the skilled women and men who work tirelessly to see our dreams brought to life.
Lisa Wheeler is the author of many picture books that are loved for their infectious read-aloud quality, such as Jazz Baby (a Geisel honor book), her Dino-Sports series, and The Christmas Boot, which won a Golden Kite Award for best picture book text. She lives near Detroit, Michigan.
Loren Long is one of the most iconic and beloved illustrators of our time. He has collaborated with authors ranging from Angela Johnson, Julie Fogliano, and Matt de la Peña to Barack Obama, Frank McCourt, and Madonna. His bestselling Otis the Tractor series is in development as an animated TV show, and one of his most recent picture books, Love by Matt de la Peña, was a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Loren lives in Cincinnati with his wife, sons, and their pet Weimaraners.
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