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Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight
By (author): Rachael MacFarlane Illustrated by: Spencer Laudiero
9781250138583 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 6 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance Apr 23, 2019 Print Run: 35000
$23.50 CAD
Active 8.52 x 10.13 x 0.38 in | 360 gr 40 pages Includes 4-color illustration throughout Imprint

A charming, rhyming picture book with an empowering message that challenges stereotypes from writer Rachael MacFarlane and illustrator Spencer Laudiero

I heard someone once say

That boys shouldn't cry.
But boys feel things too,
It’s okay, and here’s why!


Equal parts humor and heart,Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight follows a young boy as he cycles through various feelings he experiences in every day life. Harrison feels happiness, sadness, pride, fear, joy, anger, and courage—all while playing and imagining without limitation! WithHarrison Dwight, boys everywhere will feel empowered to play in whatever way they choose and learn that it’s always okay to express what you’re feeling inside!

An Imprint Book


"Buoyant and inclusive... MacFarlane’s message is loud and clear." —Publishers Weekly


Praise forEleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate

"Eleanor Wyatt demonstrates that a girl doesn't have to limit herself to one identity... May resonate with children who don't self-identify according to societal expectations." —Kirkus Reviews

"In this playful book that gently breaks down gender expectations, readers will find plenty of empowering messages encouraging creativity, individuality, and freewheeling fun." —Booklist

AuthorRachael MacFarlane has been giving a voice to animated characters since 1998 on shows such as Disney’sSofia the First andTom & Jerry. She is widely known for her role as Hayley Smith on the popular animated sitcomAmerican Dad. Also a recording artist, when she is not in the booth, Rachael spends her time with her two daughters and her husband, Spencer. They live in LA with a menagerie of rescued animals.

IllustratorSpencer Laudiero graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has been working in the animation industry since 2000. He is a TV animation director, working on Comedy Central’sBrickleberry, Disney’sSheriff Callie, and Fox’sFamily Guy. When he is not drawing and directing, Spencer spends his time with his two daughters and his wife, Rachael.

"Buoyant and inclusive... MacFarlane’s message is loud and clear." —Publishers Weekly

Praise forEleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate

"Eleanor Wyatt demonstrates that a girl doesn't have to limit herself to one identity... May resonate with children who don't self-identify according to societal expectations." —Kirkus Reviews

"In this playful book that gently breaks down gender expectations, readers will find plenty of empowering messages encouraging creativity, individuality, and freewheeling fun." —Booklist

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