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Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight

Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight

Rachael MacFarlane; illustrated by Spencer Laudiero

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A charming, rhyming picture book with an empowering message that challenges stereotypes

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! With Harrison 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!

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Praise for Eleanor 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

Praise for Harrison Dwight, Ballerina and Knight

Praise for Eleanor 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

Rachael MacFarlane; illustrated by Spencer Laudiero

Author Rachael MacFarlane has been giving a voice to animated characters since 1998 on shows such as Disney’s Sofia the First and Tom & Jerry. She is widely known for her role as Hayley Smith on the popular animated sitcom American 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.

Illustrator Spencer 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’s Brickleberry, Disney’s Sheriff Callie, and Fox’s Family Guy. When he is not drawing and directing, Spencer spends his time with his two daughters and his wife, Rachael.

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