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The Land of Reverse: Where Sleep is Just a Matter of Letting Yourself Go…

Dave Manousos

Pages: 34
ISBN: 978-145755-193-2
List Price: 16.95
Available: March 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Sam took a breath and shut his eyes tight.

He thought ten miles left, and ten miles right.

A New Way to Go to Sleep.

Inspired by the lyrical genius of John Lennon, the nonsensical writings of Lewis Carroll, and the colorful magic of Walt Disney, Dave Manousos realized at an early age he would one day fulfill his dream and publish his writings and drawings.

Thus in 2004, Manousos decided to write and draw for children. “Life is Good & Other Reasons for Rhyme,” “Sophia’s Turn: Believe in Your Dreams,” “Let’s Go On A Letter Hunt” and “Transparent Pillage” are his published works.

“The Land of Reverse,” is a story about nine-year-old Sam who can’t get to sleep. He tries everything he can think of from counting sheep to standing on his head. When pretending to sleep plunges him into a world where everything is reverse, bizarre and creatively confusing, he learns pretending is real and sleep is just a matter of letting yourself go…

Future works:

Trip to the Zoo Fred’s Bad Hair Day Life is Weird and Other Rhymes for No Reason Life is Crazy and More Rhymes for No Reason See Ball, Hit Ball, Run! Tomorrow’s My Birthday I’ll Site Here If I Please The Day It Rained Balloons, Featuring the Humaloons I Held My Kite Too Tight Elves of Luck Valley

Dave Manousos is a member of The Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators, and now a happy member of JacketFlap.

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