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Mrs. Murphy's Marvelous Mansion
Written by Emma Perry Roberts
Illustrated by Robert Rogalski
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Mrs. Murphy’s neighbors do not like her silly-looking house one bit. In their eyes, it is the only flaw in their otherwise perfect neighborhood, and they are quick to pass judgment on her and her tiny home.
But the neighbors are in for a huge surprise when Mrs. Murphy invites them over for lunch—the inside of her home is not at all what it seemed like from the outside! They are amazed to discover how spacious, bright, and beautiful it is. As they begin to understand the value of diversity and individuality, Mrs. Murphy’s neighbors learn that inner beauty matters much more than external beauty.
Robert Rogalski’s whimsical illustrations bring Emma Perry Roberts’ humorous tale wonderfully to life, providing a visual treat for readers of all ages. Winner of the Coalition of Visionary Resources’ Best Children’s Book Award and Creative Child Magazine’s Preferred Choice Award, Mrs. Murphy’s Marvelous Mansion highlights the folly of stereotyping based on outward appearances.
About the Author
Emma Perry Roberts has several things in common with her eccentric friend, Mrs. Murphy, including their interest in music. Emma received a Master’s degree in Music Education, and now teaches in St. George, Utah. She has published numerous original choral works as well as vocal and instrumental arrangements under her own label, Thromberry Press.
About the Illustrator
Robert Rogalski was seven when his school librarian asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. He immediately answered that he wanted to draw pictures for children’s books. In addition to creating outrageous illustrations, Robert works as a sculptor, set designer and puppeteer. His art is influenced by the odd personalities and circumstances he encounters in life.
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