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The Shadow Who Stole the Whistle

10 pages8 minutes


There are defining moments in the life of a child; when one learns to roller skate or ride a bike, when one learns to read, when one learns to whistle. As the boy in The Shadow Who Stole the Whistle masters his new skill, he ignores everything and everyone in his all-consuming effort to master his new talent. That excluded his closest companion and best friend, his shadow, from his life, and we all know it’s not easy to accept being ignored. The shadow’s solution and eventual understanding that what he did was wrong, sets the stage for a magical short story that entertains, embraces honesty, and culminates in an emotional, happy ending.

Children’s author, poet, storyteller, singer-songwriter, musician and performer, Darrell House, creates wonderful stories and songs, and his CD of original, spoken word poetry, Speed-B-B-B-Bumps earned a 2010 Parents’ Choice Gold award. His most recent book, The King of Fish, was recognized as 2012 Best Published Children’s Picture Book by the Florida Writer’s Association in their annual Royal Palm Literary Awards. His style and imagination continue to win fans in school and library presentations all over America.

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