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Little Mabel is an expert at not going to sleep. She knows all the best bedtime-avoiding excuses. “I’m thirsty.” “I need to use the bathroom.” “Will you tell me a story?” Luckily, Mom’s quiver of bedtime tales includes the story of the Fae Queen, who paints children’s dreams and can only visit when their eyes are closed. Inspired by Mercutio’s soliloquy in Romeo & Juliet, in which he details how the tiny fairy queen influences people’s dreams as she passes by in her flying chariot, the soothing story evokes images of an ant in a worn gray coat and a hazelnut-shell chariot with a roof of grasshopper wings.

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Hott Review:

Adorable! I loved sharing Mabel and the Queen of Dreams with the litle ones. It’s a peaceful book that brings on dreams and sweet mussings for the would-be sleepless.
A great addition to every library!

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Author: Henry, Joshua & Harrison Herz; Lisa Woods (Ills)
Source: NetGalley
Publisher & Date: July 28th 2016 by Schiffer Publishing
Genre: Childrens, Picture Books
ISBN: 0764351370 (ISBN13: 9780764351372)
Pages: 32
Grade: B+
Ages: 2-6

Author Bio:

Henry Herz writes fantasy and science fiction for children. He is represented by Deborah Warren of East/West Literary Agency. He and his sons wrote MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES (Pelican, 2015), WHEN YOU GIVE AN IMP A PENNY (Pelican, 2016), MABEL AND THE QUEEN OF DREAMS (Schiffer, 2016), LITTLE RED CUTTLEFISH (Pelican, 2016), and DINOSAUR PIRATES (Sterling, 2017).

Henry and his sons have also indie-published four children’s books. NIMPENTOAD reached #1 in Kindle Best Sellers large print sci-fi & fantasy, and was featured in Young Entrepreneur, Wired GeekDad, and CNN. BEYOND THE PALE featured short stories by award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Gillian Philip & Jane Yolen, and reached #2 in Amazon Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies.

Henry is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Henry participates in literature panels at a variety of conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Henry created KidLit Creature Week (www.birchtreepub.com/kcw/), an annual online gallery of monsters, creatures, and other imaginary beasts from children’s books. He reviews children’s books for the San Francisco Book Review and the San Diego Book Review.

Josh’s LEGO diorama “Zombie Apocalypse” was featured in the Creative Endeavors section of the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Cicada Magazine. His Warhammer diorama “Band of Brothers” was in the Jul/Aug 2014 issue. His LEGO diorama “The Doorways of Life” was in the Mar/Apr 2014 issue. Josh’s poem “Mom” was featured in Sept 2014 in Highlights for Kids.

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