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Tell Me a Tattoo Story
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A father tells his young son the story behind each of his tattoos. There's one from a favorite book his mother used to read him, one from something his father used to tell him, and one from the longest trip he ever took. And finally, there's a little heart with numbers inside-which might be the best tattoo of all. In this beautiful conversation between parent and child, some very special tattoos illustrate an ode to all that's indelible-ink and love.
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About the Author

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, Little Boy, Star Bright, Only a Witch Can Fly, and Making a Friend. Alison is also the award-winning author of the adult novels Was It Beautiful?: A Novel, Falling Boy, Rainlight, and the Today Show book club selection, Shadow Baby. She lives in Minneapolis and Vermont, with frequent stops elsewhere in the world. Eliza Wheeler grew up in Northern Wisconsin and drew constantly. She got a degree in art and design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2006, and moved to Los Angeles to begin creating children's books-her passion. She is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Miss Maple's Seeds and the illustrator of several acclaimed books for young readers, including Holly Black's Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling novel Doll Bones.

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"A deeply touching story... and right on trend as well."--Publishers Weekly "Each memory tells the larger story of a man who loves and values his family."--Kirkus Reviews "A fresh, contemporary take on the bond between images, storytelling, and, yes, hipster dads."-Booklist "Makes very plain the love that is behind each tattoo memory."-Kirkus Reviews "A tale of love and ink and the staying power that both promise."--Shelf Awareness "A fun read. the tender story will resonate with young audiences."-School Library Journal "Could give kids an opportunity to learn about their own parents' epic designs."-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Here, tattoos are emblems of personal history, as a father describes to his son what inspired each one... lush, detailed images beautifully dramatize each moment from the father's past."--The New York Times "Highlights the connections between images and storytelling."--Houston Family "Parents with or without tattoos will be touched by the heartwarming tale about sharing your past with your children-it leaves a mark."--Real Simple

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