Shadowville by Michael Bartalos

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Buoyant verse and strikingly bold graphics reveals where all the shadows go after dark--into shadow planes and shadow boats, giant shadow whales, and secret hideaways where shadow revels light up the night.
 

About Michael Bartalos

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Michael Bartalos attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Pratt Institute. He works extensively in the graphic arts in the US and Canada, Europe, and Japan. He has designed Swatch watches, U.S. postage stamps, seasonal Perrier bottles, and public art for the San Francisco Arts Commission. He also produces limited print editions and sculptural assemblages, and has created artist's book editions with the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Michael lives and works in San Francisco where he writes the Long View Antarctic blog for the California Academy of Sciences at http://bit.ly/calacademy_long_view and co-directs ArtMadeHere.org, a community art workshop program. His illustration work is online at bartalosillustration.com; other projects are at bartalos.com; and he's also found at facebook.com/MichaelBartalos and twitter.com/bartalos.





Author Residence: San Francisco
 
Published April 1, 1995 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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``Shadows wearing / Shadow shorts / Spend the / Night at / Shadow sports.'' Of course, sunrise brings them back to their originators, but not before readers have been wowed by all the visual acrobatics.

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Boxy graphics in subdued colors characterize Bartalos's debut picture book, an inventive explanation of where shadows go at night. The shadows need a break after imitating people and objects all day,

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Boxy graphics in subdued colors characterize Bartalos's debut picture book, an inventive explanation of where shadows go at night.

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