We are proud of each and every book we publish, but when one of ours is nationally recognized, we just can’t contain our enthusiasm. And in this case, we feel like we are ‘walking on air’ … Carolyn Uber, president, Stephens Press
Stephens Press announces the selection of Play in the Clouds, a title from the Tomas the Tortoise Adventures series, to represent Nevada at the 12th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington DC.
The illustrated series featuring a desert tortoise helps children explore the diverse terrain and environments of Nevada. “Tomas and his friends, including Chacko the Coyote and Luis the Lizard, interact with other native creatures,” says author-illustrator Mike Miller, “as they travel around the Silver State. From experiencing snow for the first time on Mount Charleston to exploring the ghost town of Rhyolite and taking a dip in Lake Mead one very hot day, their adventures are relatable to what real kids living in Southern Nevada can experience.”
Play in the Clouds will be featured by the Nevada State Library in the Pavilion of the States on the Washington Mall on September 22, 2012. Presented by the Library of Congress, honorary chairs are President and Mrs. Barack Obama. The Pavilion of the States salutes the literary traditions of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Play in the Clouds will also be featured in the Library of Congress’s brochure, “Discover Great Places Through Reading,” which will be available to all attendees to the Pavilion.
“Each state selects only one book from their state to represent adventures in reading,” said Stephens Press publisher, Carolyn Hayes Uber. “The committee liked the book because it was for children and highlighted the great diversity of our state’s landscape and dispels the myth that Nevada is only a vast desert.”
For more information about the book series visit www.tomasthetortoise.com.
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