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New in Town (Hardcover)

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By Kevin Cornell, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
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Description


An Amazon Best Book of the Month

One fine morning, the people of Puddletrunk wake up to find their bridge has collapsed. They are not surprised. After all, termites have destroyed the last 200 or so bridges. Luckily, the people of Puddletrunk have a bridge-building expert in their town: the fabulous Mortimer Gulch, who will gladly rebuild their bridge for a pretty penny. But when a newcomer to Puddletrunk does not want to pay for the repairs, Mortimer is displeased. To make matters worse, this unusual foreigner has some innovative ideas that threaten to upend Mortimer Gulch's entire business . . .

Here is a whimsical yet timely picture book allegory about what new people with new ideas can bring to communities.

About the Author


Kevin Cornell is the author and illustrator of Lucy Fell Down the Mountain (FSG Books for Young Readers). He is known for his humor and has illustrated many books, websites, and comics such as The Chicken Squad, Count the Monkeys, The Terrible Two, and Mustache! He spends his time in Philadelphia drawing made-up things.

Kevin Cornell is the author and illustrator of Lucy Fell Down the Mountain (FSG Books for Young Readers). He is known for his humor and has illustrated many books, websites, and comics such as The Chicken Squad, Count the Monkeys, The Terrible Two, and Mustache! He spends his time in Philadelphia drawing made-up things.

Praise For…


"When the town finally overcomes its bridge dilemma, 'Everyone enjoy[s] themselves immensely!' Readers will, too. A towering achievement." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Pure entertainment is on offer here; there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing an evildoer get his comeuppance and an unlikely hero prevail, and Cornell delivers." —Publishers Weekly

"Here’s a classic David vs. Goliath tale, with a twist—or possibly more than one...The book’s success lies in the sliminess of Mr. Gulch; the surprise outcome; the many clever details in the illustrations (including a blueprint that reveals what the repairman intended, all along); and the mismatch between the narration and the story being told in the illustrations. The palette’s lurid colors, the exaggerated figures, even the curlicue font all match and reinforce the over-the-top, funny, and many-times-pore-over-able story."—The Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374306090
ISBN-10: 0374306095
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English