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Hey Boy

Benjamin Strouse & Jenifer Phelan

Pages: 40
ISBN: 978-145753-341-9
List Price: 7.95
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Available: October 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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When his parents tell him he isn’t big enough to care for a shelter dog, a small boy begins his struggle to “grow up faster than anybody!” Over the years, as the boy learns to tie his shoes, to write homework, and to remember other people’s birthdays. He visits his friend at the shelter, with updates and wishes for their future. And in the end, his love blossoms into the strength and courage he needs to redeem their years apart. Bedtime stories come in all shapes and sizes, and in this one a child facing the challenge of growing up learns that love can be stronger than sadness, more enduring than time, and a key to happiness in an imperfect world.

Ben lives in Maplewood, N.J., where he writes fiction, music and notes to himself. An erstwhile entertainment attorney, Ben aspires to age gracefully, leaving all big decisions to his ghost.
Jen lives in Toronto, where she uses her exquisitely constructed studio space to visualize, explore and inhabit peculiar new worlds.