"Shhhh!" whisper the people of Pupickton to Carolinda. "You'll wake the giant!" "I can't help it," declares Carolinda. " I love NOISE!" But when the giant stirs and Carolinda is sent to put him back to sleep-it turns out to be noise-the special kind of noise that Carolinda makes-that soothes the giant and unites him with the moon who once wouldn't have him. Carolinda Clatter! is an ebullient and touching story about love, self-expression, and the mysterious power of music, illustrated with gloriously spirited paintings. (1-59643-063-X)
Amazon.com's Significant Seven Mordicai Gerstein graciously agreed to answer the questions we like to ask every author: the Amazon.com Significant Seven.
Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life? A:Alice in Wonderland. I read it as a child, and then read it to each of my three children, and it always knocked me out. Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they? A: The book: The most complete anthology of poetry in English from earliest to now. The music: Bach's Well Tempered Clavier, books one and two. The movie: Beat the Devil.
Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told? A: I never tell lies.
Q: Describe the perfect writing environment. A: Early summer morning in the Adirondacks in an attic room looking out over a meadow at the high peaks.
Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? A: "The world is an endlessly beautiful place, and the food is spectacular. Please don't screw it up."
Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with? A: My mother, who died in 1970.
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be? A: Flight!
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