The very special element of this book is the clever two in one story book where readers are quickly able to see the story from all the children’s perspectives – both the refugee children and their new classmates.
Our author Johnny Payne is Director of Mount Saint Mary University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. We have a conversation with him about writing and teaching the art itself. Check out his novel Confessions of a Gentleman Killer to read his writing!
November was NaNoWriMo–that’s National Novel Writing Month. Normally a contest devoted to the creation and completion of a single novel in one month. Ever the over-achiever, City of Light Publishing’s Johnny Payne set out instead to complete 30 novels in one month! Each one consists of a single, singular sentence!
Howard the monster from The Monster in My Basement is part of a great history of monsters in kidlit. Learn about some of his other friends and what these friendly monsters in children’s books can teach children.