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E-Book Seven Stories Frank did ask me to read this a couple of times, but I'm not totally sure he understood it. . Seven Stories go inside Book In this unusual picture book, designed to resemble the seven story apartment building in which it is set, a little girl s sleep is disrupted by her very rowdy neighbors To her consternation, and to the reader s delight, those neighbors turn out to be characters from six well known stories including Jack of beanstalk fame, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Cinderella.In this unusual picture book, designed to resemble the seven story apartment building in which it is set, a little girl s sleep is disrupted by her very rowdy neighbors To her consternation, and to the reader s delight, those neighbors turn out to be characters from six well known stories including Jack of beanstalk fame, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Cinderella And the seventh It turns out to be the heroine herself, who has a pea under her mattress.. Ed Briant is an author, illustrator, and sequential artist, living and working near Philadelphia.Ed s mother had always wanted him to become a dentist Ed s father had his heart set on Ed becoming an accountant Not wanting to disappoint either of his parents Ed chose to compromise, believing that a career as an illustrator would combine the thrill of oral examinations with the glamor of adding up long columns of figures.In the end being an illustrator proved to be like being a fireman The phone would ring, Ed would leap on his bike, and ride as fast as he could to the offices of The Times, or Vogue, or The Guardian Once there he would be commanded to produce a minor work of art in barely time than it took to scratch his head, make a mug of tea, and sharpen a pencil.One afternoon the phone rang and it was Glamor magazine in New York This time Ed left his mug of tea untouched and his pencils unsharpened He left his bike locked to the railings outside the British Museum and for once he took public transport A few hours later Ed found himself scratching his head, making tea, and sharpening pencils in a tiny room on New York s West 11th Street But even here the phone continued to ring This time the callers were from Premiere, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Pentagram, and many others.A decade and many hundreds of illustrations later Ed found himself yearning for something a little long term What would it be like to spend than an hour on a piece of art Still in New York, Ed began frequenting dingy bars late into the night Finally after many months and far too many Cosmopolitans Ed met up with Neal Porter of Roaring Brook Press Plots were hatched, book deals were signed, and Ed embarked on a new career as an author illustrator of picture books and comics.Now Ed can spend weeks on a single illustration He can spend days merely scratching his head and making tea while he dreams up the perfect concept, but every now and again he still casts his mind back to his days as an illustrator fireman There really was a kind of thrill and glamor in the frenetic world of editorial illustration Could he ever go back to it Would he even have the energy now After all, his bike is still chained up outside the British Museum.. Good Kindle Seven Stories This is a great book, because it combines the dreaminess of bedtime with the constant influx of various bedtime stories from other books. My daughter asked for this book two nights in a row, which means it has a special place of honor. I appreciated that the main character is a girl of color (although technically it could be a boy since the gender is never specified), and there is a lot of racial diversity in the characters. Kudos in particular for making the Cinderella stand-in a girl of color and calling her "the most beautiful girl I had ever seen". What a refreshing bucking of conventional stereotypes!