Thomas Aquinas Maguire

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Thomas Aquinas Maguire is an author and illustrator of children's picture books. His first book A Growling Place was published by Simply Read Books in August 2007. His second release from Simply Read Books Three Little Dreams is a collection of three fold-out books, it was released in the summer of 2010. In 2011 Simply Read Books released Maguires' third picture book The Wild Swan .

<i>A Growling Place</i> book by Thomas Aquinas Maguire

A Growling Place is a picture book written and illustrated by Thomas Aquinas Maguire, published on August 28, 2007, by Simply Read Books in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Simply Read Books is a children's specific publishing house situated in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

<i>Three Little Dreams</i> book by Thomas Aquinas Maguire

Three Little Dreams is a wordless picture book illustrated by Thomas Aquinas Maguire, published in July 25, 2010 by Simply Read Books in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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A Growling Place , Simply Read books, 2007. A traditional storybook about a girl who rescues a stuffed bear. The book features a simplified chapter system. The table of contents show the color-coded chapter names and the chapter names appear directly in the text of the book as the story is told.

Three Little Dreams , Simply Read books, 2010. This is Maguires first attempt to create stories as single long images. This storytelling technique is taken to an extreme in "The Wild Swans". Three Little Dreams is a box set of three small unfolding books; each book represents a dream that unfolds to about 3 feet in length.

  1. Of Night and of Flight
  2. Of Dragons and Drowse
  3. Of Sleep and of Sheep

The Wild Swans , Simply Read books, 2011. A fully illustrated edition of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story. The book is told in one single long image that measures 6.5 inches tall and unfolds to over 60 feet wide. The book is packaged in a box that also includes a small booklet with the original Andersen story.

The Wild Swans literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, English title The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her 11 brothers from a spell cast by an evil queen. The tale was first published on 2 October 1838 as the first installment in Andersen's Fairy Tales Told for Children by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been adapted to various media including ballet, television, and film.

Hans Christian Andersen Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet

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