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  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Humorous Stories
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Mini-Mysteries for Minors
  • Series Number:4
  • Pages:32
  • eBook ISBN:9781301287598

Why Juan Can't Sleep

A Mystery?

by Karl Beckstrand

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Overview
Crazy day—of work and play—worn-out Juan “Must sleep!” Tonight he’ll dream of dragons … or will he? A bedtime mystery with finding activities and hilarious illustrations by Luis F. Sanz that aid comprehension and help build vocabulary (especially adjectives. Ages 4 - 9)
Description
Crazy day—of work and play—worn-out Juan “Must sleep!” Tonight he’ll dream of dragons … or will he? A bedtime mystery with finding activities and hilarious illustrations by Luis F. Sanz that aid comprehension and help build vocabulary (especially adjectives. Ages 4 - 9. SEE INSIDE: Premiobooks.com). Young and old will identify with this funny, spooky quest for rest. 32-page, perfect-bound, 8"x10" soft cover picture book with Hispanic character, 290 words, written by Karl Beckstrand, available via Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (Mini-mysteries for Minors, worldwide rights Aug. 2012) Premiobooks.com, Amazon/Kindle, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Follett/Title Wave, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Overdrive, iTunes/Kobo/Sony, and select retailers. (Also by Beckstrand & Sanz: Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story.) ISBN: 978-0615692296, LCCN: 2012914948, JUV011030, JUV010000, JUV028000, JUV019000, JUV054000
About the author
Karl Beckstrand is a freckle-faced author of twelve books and more than 30 online titles (reviews by Kirkus, The Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a B.A. in journalism from BYU and an M.A. in international relations from APU. Two publishers produced his early titles, In 2004 he founded Premio Publishing & Gozo Books. An engaging speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, radio, TV, and film. He contrasts traditional with digital/self-publishing. He has presented for SUECON (education conference), Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, California’s Capital Book Festival, Utah Educational Library Media Association, Salt Lake City Book Festival, Utah Humanities Council, Murray City Writer’s Workshop, PCI Webinars, Utah Housing Coalition, Midvale City Reading Program, Utah Office of Education, and many schools. His nonfiction/biographies, activity books, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), e-book mysteries and app feature diverse characters and usually end with a twist. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and he enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). His work has appeared in: Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Deseret Book, Costco, Kindle/Amazon, Sony/Nook/Kobo/iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine, LDS Film Festival, and various broadcasts. Find: “Karl Beckstrand – Author” on FB, Amazon, Twitter, and KarlBeckstrand.com. Get books/ebooks/app via: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Bn.com, EBSCO, Follett/BWI, Mackin, Overdrive, Quality Books, PremioBooks.com, KarlBeckstrand.com.
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