Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Marion Kyff Dodd, the author of Mystic By the A, B, Sea, for her new book A Spooky Night. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book
A Spooky Night, an entertaining and educational new children’s book from Stonington author and award-winning artist Marion Kyff Dodd, is available locally just in time for the fall season and Halloween.
Marion Kyff Dodd’s follow-up to the very popular Mystic by the A,B, Sea is another beautiful book written and illustrated by Dodd. A Spooky Night whisks you along with a brother and sister trying to corral their young dog, who’s run out into a windy and moonlit autumn night. The narrator’s fertile imagination conjures up all kinds of scary creatures lurking in the New England countryside. Ghosts sail above stone walls. An old pirate ship creaks to life on a river that will look familiar to anyone who’s been to Mystic. Whirling leaves, and fields of swaying cornstalks hide creatures big and small. Dodd’s rhythmic cadence moves you along like the clouds that sweep the full moon. The spooky romp ends on a happy note, and Dodd seizes the opportunity to remind us all, young and old, that our fears are often the product of imagination or not looking carefully enough.
Sharp eyes will find something new in the rich watercolor illustrations each time A Spooky Night is read. Mammals, birds, reptiles, pets, and creatures of lore are scattered throughout the watercolor illustrations. Educational facts about animals we sometimes fear, folklore, and even the strength of skeletons swirl among the pages of this hardcover, high quality book. Written for reading aloud to children on a chilly night, or for young readers and the increasing number of adults revisiting simpler stories with rich illustrations, “A Spooky Night” will find a permanent place on bookshelves.
Marion Kyff Dodd is a resident of Stonington, CT. An accomplished artist, author, and owner of Heronview Studios, she is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Marion and her husband have three sons and were lucky enough to welcome a fourth from Afghanistan, all of whom are now at college or recently graduated. Passionate about healthy living, she works to inspire people in her fitness classes, when not volunteering locally for a number of organizations.