The Ballerina
and the Gargoyle
by Jack Stephens
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The Magic Step by John Dranow
In this retrospective novel, the protagonist retells the story of his youth as the son of an Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchisee. ORDER NOW

Poems by Matthew Graham
In Matthew Graham's second collection of poems, 1946, the dust of an era is captured and held briefly. ORDER NOW

Don't Go Back To Sleep
Poems by Sarah Gorham
That family life is a disease for which family life is the only cure drives Sarah Gorham's poems to the discovery that love, too, is a solution in which the very problem is beautifully and teasingly hidden. ORDER NOW

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A Poem by D.W. Fenza
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With the words, "small and sparkling and full of life," Niki Leopold not only sets the stage for her latest children's book, she also delivers a fitting description of this enchanting tale.

ADAM'S CRAYONS is Leopold's latest foray into the world of picture books, and her third to be published by Galileo Press. It's the story of a young boy named Adam who, along with his grandfather, enjoys long summer days with the various wildlife at Loon Lake. Trouble arises when an artist arrives to draw the animals. He renders them so perfectly, the real ones disappear. It's up to Adam to discover the secret that will make them return.

To celebrate the release of ADAM'S CRAYONS, Galileo Press will be donating a portion of sales proceeds to TreePeople, an environmental nonprofit that inspires, engages and supports people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world.

Founded in Los Angeles in the 1970s, TreePeople educates and encourages people to plant and care for trees. Their focus is on assisting communities to put technology into action alongside healthy, well-cared-for trees in order to create a Functioning Community Forest.

ADAM'S CRAYONS' author, Niki Leopold, has an M.A. in poetry from The Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and a Ph.D. in Art History, also from Hopkins. Sandcastle Seahorses, her first picture book, was published by Galileo Press. She illustrated The Ballerina and the Gargoyle, written by Jack Stephens, also from Galileo. Her two other books have been published by J.P. Putnam's Sons. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including The American Scholar, Commonweal, and Poetry. A chapbook of poems, Dark Feathers, was published by Finishing Line Press.

Illustrator Barry Nemett has exhibited his artwork in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Upon receiving his M.F.A. from Yale University in 1971, Mr. Nemett began teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he is currentely Chair of the Painting Department.

Illustrator Laini Nemett received B.A.s in Visual Arts, and History of Art & Architecture from Brown University. She has exhibited her artwork throughout the United States and Europe, including Spain, Italy, Rhode Island, Colorado, Maryland, and New York.

The Galileo Press, Ltd. is located in Upperco, Maryland. For more information, please contact Galileo President, Julia Wendell, at (410) 239-4662 or email

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