Nathaniel Lachenmeyer-The Singing Rock & Other Brand New Fairy Tales

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer


Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. Nathaniel’s children’s books include Broken Beaks (Monteiro Lobato Award, Brazil; a Washington Post KidsPost Pick of the Week), The Origami Master, (A Junior Library Guild Selection, A Children’s Indie Next Pick, A Book Links Lasting Connection) and Octopus Escapes!. The Singing Rock and Other Brand-New Fairy Tales is inspired by Nathaniel’s lifelong love of fairy tales. Nathaniel grew up in Pelham, NY, and now lives in Marietta, GA, with his wife and his two wonderful children. His hobbies include collecting original illustration art and classic movie autographs.


Expect the Unexpected

Expected the unexpected! In Nathaniel Lachenmeyer's The Singing Rock and Other Brand New Fairy Tales, you may think you know where the story is going, but these fairy tales mix them all up. Likewise in Paul Gilligan's King of the Mole People, a young boy has all the trappings of a fairy tale ending but just wants to be normal.

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Justin Colussy-Estes is the manager of Little Shop of Stories, a children’s bookstore in Decatur, Georgia.

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The Singing Rock & Other Brand New Fairy Tales

With a deft, lively text from Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and eye-popping, painterly art by Simini Blocker, The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Talesis the perfect read for kids who love a good yarn—and good comics!

A genie just wants a chance to grant a wish to the frog who accidentally let him out of his lamp—meanwhile, the frog just wants to be left alone. A witch is tormented by the cheerful (and awful) singing of a persistent bard, but when she finally snaps and turns him into a rock, he just keeps on singing—somehow the power of terrible music overcomes all magic. A wizard wants a pet. An ogre just wants to make beautiful art.

Four original, wry, and utterly charming fairy tales comprise this new collection for young readers.

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