PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS
by Fran Quittel
Hardback / $19.95 / ISBN: 978-1-58790-446-2 / 40 pages / 10" x 10" / color / illustrated
Central Park / Children's Stories
Set in the heart of New York City, The Central Park Lost Mitten Party is based on the imaginative premise that whatever you lose in the rush of the day enjoys a magnificent nighttime celebration deep inside Central Park before magically returning home. Beautifully illustrated and researched, the Lost Mitten Party’s shoes, lunchboxes, mittens, and gloves are decorated with the architectural motifs of Central Park’s bridges, balustrades, and arches, and frolic among some of Central Park’s most beloved locations, while sporting Radio City Rockettes-inspired hats, museum admission buttons, and “New York City” library and subway cards. The Central Park Lost Mitten Party’s endnotes describe the contributions of Central Park’s architects, leaders, and benefactors, and meticulously decode the secrets and history of many of Central Park’s most famous locations, Bethesda Terrace, the Carousel, Sheep Meadow, Bow Bridge, the Naumburg Bandshell, the Alice in Wonderland statue, Greywacke Arch, Belvedere Castle, the Delacorte Clock, and Henry Bacon’s uniquely numbered lamp posts, all shaping the Park we know today. Well-researched, and beautifully written and illustrated, The Central Park Lost Mitten Party delights and educates readers of all ages. A perfect, classic tale, wonderfully executed, for New York grownups, children, parents, educators, and out-of-town visitors to celebrate the magic, beauty and artistic detail of America’s first urban public park.
Author, Fran Quittel, is a native New Yorker who, since 1996, has split her time between the Bay Area and 57th Street in Manhattan, at the foot of Central Park. The Central Park Lost Mitten Party was inspired by a visit to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Fran’s adopted “almost aunt,” Florence Belsky, dropped one glove. “Don’t worry about that glove,” Fran said to console her. “It’s in Central Park having a party!” “Now that’s all right in a story for children!”, Aunt Florence replied, and The Central Park Lost Mitten Party was born. Educated at Hunter College and Yale University, Fran’s clear writing style, depth of research, and sense of humor have formed the backbone of her work, whether writing Computer-World’s Career Column, FirePower! (10 Speed Press), non-fiction career guides (Prentice Hall), or working hand-in-glove with software companies large and small. In 2010, Fran’s pro bono efforts helped add an amendment to the Dodd Frank Financial Reform Bill that restored $270 million to 9,500 bank depositors. In addition to The Central Park Lost Mitten Party, Fran’s next book for children [and their parents] presents a similarly imaginative solution for another of life’s mysteries, the lost sock.
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