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The Word Burglar

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Chris Cander
Illustrated by Katherine Tramonte
4-color illustrations

The Word Burglar reveals the beauty and power of language and helps children understand that without reading skills they become diminished. With a glossary of the Word Burglar’s purloined words and intriguing art that puts the power of books in proper perspective, this tongue-in-cheek tale will delight logophiles of all ages and encourage new or struggling readers to persevere.

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About the Author

Like most writers, Chris Cander was first a reader—of books, of course, but also cereal boxes, shampoo bottles and billboards. Her favorite gift as a kid was a dictionary, which she read from cover to cover. After graduating from the Honors Program at the University of Houston, she attended the Ploughshares International Fiction Writer’s Seminar at Kasteel Well, Netherlands, and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, where she worked with the creators of some of her favorite books. In addition to writing children’s stories, she writes fiction and screenplays and works as a journalist. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Author’s Guild, and MENSA, she lives with her family in Houston, Texas.

Katherine H. Tramonte holds her BA in Art with a concentration in watercolor from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. The founder of Horseshoe Studio, she is known mainly for her portrait work in watercolor and acrylics, but she enjoys exploring other mediums. She and her family live in Texas with a cat, a dog, a fish and a corpulent hamster named “Big Momma.”