Max Dalton - "The Lonely Typewriter"
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Dimensions: 8.25" x 10.25"
Praise for the book, The Lonely Typewriter:"A lovely, full-circle kind of story, related in bouncy writing characterized by gently percussive onomatopoeia, with expressive, appropriately retro illustrations…it’s heartening to see via the illustrations that the story involves a multiracial family."
"Just as an out-of-date but functional phone booth proved its worth in Ackerman and Dalton’s The Lonely Phone Booth, a typewriter, gathering dust in the attic, comes to the rescue when a family’s computer conks out. Ackerman’s story takes a while to get rolling as he traces the typewriter’s lineage (“Its owner, a young woman named Pearl, used it to type pamphlets for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”) and introduces a boy named Pablo (Pearl’s grandson) and his mixed-race family. Dalton’s illustrations feature simple, flattened shapes that feel in keeping with the old-meets-new vibe, and the story unfolds in typewritten-looking text, appropriately enough."
"The Lonely Typewriter is directed at children ages 6 to 9, but it’s quite possible their parents — or grandparents — will be the ones to linger over its pages. The first illustration in the book is a beautiful diagram of a manual typewriter."
—The LA Times
"The devices that we use every day and take for granted – the computers, cell phones, and tablets – are wonderful, but when they fail to work we have a tendency to panic. We forget that not that long ago, in a simpler time, people used pencils, pens, and typewriters to write their letters and papers. This charming story reminds us that sometimes the old ways of doing things are still of value. Sometimes their simplicity is a good thing, and by using them we learn to appreciate that a tool does not need to be new and hip to be useful."
—Through the Looking Glass Children’s Reviews