by Michael Leannah and Dani Torrent
You are strong. You are brave. You are so incredibly good. On an ordinary night in an ordinary house, a father's ordinary words do something extraordinary. Lulled to sleep by these whispered affirmations, his baby girl grows into a fun-loving child, a confident teen, and then a courageous young woman. As she ventures forth into the world on her own, her father's affectionate affirmations--now carried in memory--bolster her through life's challenges and, like whispers on the night wind, come full circle to strengthen her aging father and young son of her own. With breathtaking illustrations from Spanish artist Dani Torrent, Goodnight Whispers is a heartwarming story about a father's love and the power of affirmation.
Michael Leannah writes both fiction and nonfiction for children and for adults. In addition to authoring Most People (Tilbury House, 2017), Michael has been published in Scholastic's Instructor and Highlights for Children, Countdown, and Ladybug magazines. He has been an instructor in the Milwaukee and Sheboygan public schools for more than thirty years and is the creator of We Think with Ink, a writing program for elementary and middle school students. He lives with his family in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Illustrator, painter and writer, he got a degree in Art History at the University of Barcelona, and studied illustration at La Llotja Arts and crafts school, in Barcelona. He completed his academic training with film direction studies and doctoral courses of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. He won the Young Creators prize from the Fita Foundation, the second prize in the international drawing competition in Zabrze, Poland, and the second prize of BIISA Festival in Amarante, Portugal. He has been selected at international festivals such as the CJBooks of Korea, or the Illustrakids of Italy, and has exhibited his pictorial work in France, Italy and Hungary. He has published books in Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, the United States, Korea, China and Estonia.
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
Publish Date: August 2018
Page Count: 32
Reading Level: Ages 3-8
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