YOUNG ARTHUR & THE MAGIC SWORD is adventure, fantasy, mystery,
comedy, mythology, and a lot more in one splendid collection of all-age
appropriate stories written by noted author, storyteller and actor, Jon
This treasury of sixteen tales includes works previously published as children’s books and in magazines, as well as new, never before published additions—all of which will delight children and adults alike. Also included is A Chelm Chanukkah, the full length story upon which A CONFUSED HANUKKAH, Jon’s acclaimed children’s holiday book, published by Dutton Children’s Books, was based.
The delightful illustrations, over fifty in all, are as diverse as the stories themselves. Each story is brought to life by talented artists Joe Bevilacqua, Abe Fay, Lorie Kellogg, Irv Koons, Jon Koons, Josh Koons, Leah Koons, Jaime Perrelli and Janine Waldron in a variety of mediums and styles—everything from traditional illustrations and paintings to computer art, cartoons, photographs and even sculpture.
A fully dramatized companion audio book is coming soon from JestMaster Audio.
Praise for Jon Koons’ writing:
“The stories about the inhabitants of Chelm have always been dear to me. A CONFUSED HANUKKAH is an absolutely charming addition to the funny and heartwarming tales of those lovable fools.”
-LEONARD NIMOY: Actor, Author and Director
“…making the most of the silliness and slapstick, this book is a love letter to every family that resists December's siren song of assimilation.”
-PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY - September 27, 2004
“Your book is awesome. My kids loved the book, and Jack has asked for it to be his bedtime story for two nights in a row! I shall cherish my copy.”
-DAVID FISCHER: Author Do Curve Balls Really Curve? and other kids/sports books.
“Jon is a masterful storyteller with an uncanny ability to bring his boundless imagination to the page in high definition and with a stunning magical realism.”
-ARIANE SMITH: Author of the “Enchanted Thyme, the Delicious Adventure” series and “The Peculiar Adventures of Willow B. Star”
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