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This illustrated children's book from Grant Maxwell and his mother-in-law, Susan Edwards, will melt your heart! The Walk was written by Grant for his toddler son and illustrated by Susan for her grandson. The book, an engaging fantasy, is a Godsend at naps and bedtime. . . . The Walk is one of those special children's books that you will enjoy reading just as your little one will love hearing the comforting words and seeing the wonderful illustrations over and over again.

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Susan Edwards is Professor of Clinical Linguistics at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, University of Reading.
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Product Details

  • Series: A Book to Help Children Fall Asleep and Have Sweet Dreams
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Persistent Press (June 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615834205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615834207
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grant Maxwell is the author of The Dynamics of Transformation: Tracing an Emerging World View (forthcoming in January 2016), How Does It Feel?: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll, and The Walk. He edits for Persistent Press, Vanderbilt University Press, and Archai: the Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. He has served as a professor of English at Baruch College and Lehman College in New York, he holds a PhD from the City University of New York's Graduate Center, and he has written for American Songwriter magazine, the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, and the Archai journal. He's also a musician, and he lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and two sons.

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This was a delightfully written book. My grandsons were delighted with Mason's walk and then surprised and wondered if it was really a dream. The illustrations were beautiful. They were simple and very appealing to children and adults alike. The author and illustrator are very talented.
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A delightful ready-for-bed book for nap or bedtime, The Walk takes you on an imaginative journey with a small hero, Mason, and his two dogs. With soothing repetition and peaceful artwork, this is a charming book sure to be a rest-time favorite.
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Very colorful book that teaches names of trees color of precious stones and keeps their interest for a little bit ,my granddaughter likes it asked me to read it again . She usually throws the book aside and hands me another
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Very basic children's book, but slows you down and pulls you along with the repetitive, exploratory text. Pictures were pleasant as well (water color style). This book has worked well when putting sleepy children to bed. As an adult, I don't mind reading and re-reading this one at all.
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What a great book to read to your grandchild! It will keep you engaged and put your little one to sleep quickly. The illustrations are heart-warming and comforting. HIghly recommended!
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Susan illustrated a coloring book for Children visiting St. Thomas many years ago when we first met. She is one of the most educated, experienced and versatile artists I know. Susan paints while transversing Europe by foot, she paints colorful portraits of the characters she meets in people and animals. Her work and spiritual life is so developed, Susan can express
a mood or feeling in watercolor with dashing bright free strokes against easy washes. This gift of interpretation elicits a comfortable response, illustrates the minds image at the same time leaving plenty of space for the imagination. Grant is an educated musician with his doctorate in English. The story is a sensitive narrative that brings full circle reality to dream state and back to reality. It is this sequence Grant rythmacally weaves that allows a young persons mind to ease as they cope with the unknown and sometimes fear filled transition to the state of sleep. In the publishing world it is advised the author and illustrator do not meet. My experience underscores this truth. However when you have a professional writer and artist in the same family, loving the same child, neither separation nor collaboration is necessary, it simply bloomed like flowers in a field.
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Sweet story with beautiful illustrations, The Walk will please the listener and the reader.
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The Walk is one of those special children's books you will enjoy reading over and over again just as much as your little one will love hearing the comforting words and seeing the wonderful illustrations. The story takes some surprising twists and turns into an engaging fantasy, and delivers on its promise of sweet dreams.
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