Michelle Cuevas Double-Book Release Party!

The Bookloft is proud to host the book release party on Saturday, September 30th at 3:00pm for Michelle Cuevas' TWO newest children's books, The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, and Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow. Michelle, acclaimed author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles and Confessions of an Imaginary Friend,  is one of our favorite children's authors! And she will be here to sign her new books and to chat with readers young and old!

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

"'A pet black hole can be your light in the darkest dark...'

Caring for a black hole is rather complicated. Eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez has to learn the hard way, when a black hole follows her home from NASA one day, and seems to want to live in her house as a pet. The black hole swallows everything it touches, which is rather frustrating but also turns out to be a convenient way to get rid of those items that Stella doesn't want around. Especially the ones that remind her of her dad, who died recently and left a cosmically vast space in her heart.

But the black hole ends up accidentally swallowing something too precious to lose. Now Stella herself must go deep inside to embark on an epic, interstellar adventure. After all, her whole world is at stake.

Who knew having a pet black hole could cause so much trouble?"

Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow

"'A brave shadow finds a more colorful life in this joyous picture book by the acclaimed author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles and illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers.'

Smoot the shadow has been living a yawn-filled life for years. His boy never laughs and never leaps, so Smoot never does either . . . until the day he pops free, and decides to hit the road in search of the life he dreams about. And as he enjoys his first colorful day—singing, dancing, and playing—other shadows watch him, and they become brave, too. The frog's shadow takes the shape of a prince, the dragonfly's shadow that of a dragon. Even the rock's shadow gets in on the excitement. But what will become of the timid beings their shadows have left behind? Will they finally be inspired to find their own daring?"

(descriptions from www.michellecuevas.com)

About the Author

Michelle Cuevas is the author of the national bestseller The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, illustrated by Caldecott medalist Erin E. Stead, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier, which is being developed into an animated feature film by Fox, Beyond the Laughing Sky illustrated by Julie Morstad, and The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant illustrated by Ed Young. Forthcoming books in 2017 and 2018 include Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow illustrated by Sydney Smith, The Town of Turtle illustrated by Catia Chien, and a new novel about a girl with a pet black hole. 

Michelle graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she received the Henry Hoyns Fellowship.

Her books have been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. 

She is a native of Berkshire Country, Massachusetts.

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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399539138
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - September 12th, 2017

Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow Cover Image
By Michelle Cuevas, Sydney  Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525429692
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - September 12th, 2017