Well, now…this was unexpected:
This is a photo from a new display at the Polk Museum of Art in Florida – and is probably the coolest thing I’ve seen so far pertaining to Flashlight Night! Each original piece of artwork for the book is displayed with the text beneath it; viewers are guided along so they can “read” the book as they marvel at illustrator Fred Koehler‘s work.
If someone had told me 5 years ago that my words would end up on a museum wall, I’d have told them they were nuts. The bathroom wall, maybe – but not the actual museum’s wall. But what do you know.
By the way, if you’re wondering where to get a copy of Flashlight Night and when you might be able to get it signed, here’s my schedule so far:
- Oct. 11, 6pm : Barnes & Noble, Manchester, NH (TOMORROW NIGHT!)
- Oct. 14, 2pm: Books-A-Million, Concord, NH (THIS SAT. AFTERNOON!)
- Oct. 27, 6pm: Barnes & Noble, Manchester, NH
- Nov. 1, 12pm: Concord Hospital Early Childhood Learning Center / Gift Shop, Concord, NH
- (soon-to-be-confirmed: Toadstool Bookshop, Keene/Peterborough/Milford, NH
I’ll continue updating this as dates are added…and thank you again for your support!
- KIRKUS Starred review!
- Featured review in Sept. 26, 2017 Shelf Awareness!
- Amazon “Best Books of the Month,” Sept. 2017!
Thank you so much to all who have enjoyed “Flashlight Night” enough to write about it:
“Delicious language…ingenious metamorphoses” – Kirkus Reviews
“The verse is incantatory…a simple idea that’s engagingly executed” – School Library Journal
An old fashioned, rip-roaring imaginary adventure” – The Horn Book
“[Esenwine and Koehler] don’t just lobby for children to read—they show how readers play” – Publisher’s Weekly
“Imaginative…fantastical” – Booklist“
“Favorably recalls Where the Wild Things Are” – Shelf Awareness
“A poetic and engaging journey” – Cynthia Alaniz, Librarian In Cute Shoes
“Illuminates the power of imagination” – Kellee Moye, Unleashing Readers
“Readers will be inspired to…create their own journey” – Alyson Beecher, Kidlit Frenzy
“Beautiful words and stunning illustrations” – Jason Lewis, 5th grade teacher at Tyngsboro Elementary School, Tyngsboro, MA