“I got the idea for this book while I was visiting my daughter and her family this past fall in Chicago,” said R.C. Clements, author of “Grumbly and Malena.”
In the story, a child by the name of Malena carries with her a small stone named Grumbly as she and her parents explore the city of Chicago, Illinois via the elevated metro train. The adventure is recounted from the perspective of a 150 million-year-
“I have thoroughly enjoyed creating the artwork for this story about a day in the life of a magical humble stone and a precocious toddler,” said illustrator Carmen Clements. “The story truly captivates readers both young and old.”
The author and illustrator will be reading the book, in person, to the third grade class of teacher Maureen Jochetz at St. Ignatius Martyr School in Austin, Texas on January 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM.
For more information about the story, author and illustrator, visit http://www.GrumblyStone.com.
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Grumbly and Malena
“Grumbly was a stone … not just any stone, but a limestone.”
Traditionally, a story was told by a member of the community to other members so that they might relive their memories and honor their culture. Using this rich style, in both prose and artistic renderings, “Grumbly and Malena” offers a simple tale of a little girl and a small stone plucked from a rock garden.
Author and artist invite readers, both young and old, to share their own experiences with each other in the story.