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Mark Karlins

Children's Books


Starring Lorenzo — And Einstein Too
can be ordered through your local bookstore or Amazon.com.

For all other books, contact karlinsmark@gmail.com. Personalized and autographed copies are available.



Starring Lorenzo




 

Starring Lorenzo — And Einstein Too

Lorenzo's family are star performers, but he can't juggle. He can't walk a tightrope. He can't even sing. So what can this dreamer do? Follow Lorenzo in this zany and endearing adventure as he meets Albert Einstein, blasts off into space, and discovers the power of big imagination — both in the galaxy and on the stage.

"With lyrical text, light humor, and compassion, Karlins fancifully celebrates imagination, individuality, and finding a place within one's family. . . . a celebration of science, learning, and family connections." (Booklist)

Music Over Manhattan




  Music Over Manhattan

What do you get when you cross a famous musician named Uncle Louie with an underappreciated boy named Bernie, mix in a trumpet and a sparkling rendition of the most beautiful song in the world, and plop it all down in the middle of a dance-crazed wedding party? If you're really lucky, as Bernie was, you get magic and an entire wedding party flying through the air.

On NPR's Weekend Edition, Daniel Pinkwater called it "A beauty of a book! This is as good as it gets. An instant classic!" And the New York Post has written "A timeless story of finding the magic inside your soul, playing it for all it's worth, and soaring high." A best selling book that reached #2 on Amazon.com.
Mendel's Ladder



  Mendel's Ladder

It hasn't rained in who knows how long, and somebody wants to do something about it. Seven-year old Mendel Moscowitz starts building a ladder to the sky, using odds and ends from his neighborhood. With his parents chasing behind him, Mendel climbs to a cloud where he meets the Rainmaker, one Maxwell Butterbarrel, and tries to convince him to bring the rain.

Named a Smithsonian Best Book of the Year: "Magic straight out of Flatbush. . . . Sprint to your bookstore for this one."

Salmon Moon



  Salmon Moon

Sarah and her grandmother have rescued a salmon from the fish market and are on a daring mission to return it to the ocean. They race through the streets of Coney Island, pursued by their neighbors, calling, "Thief! Thief! Salmon Thief!" Will their rescue be successful?

Selected by American Bookseller as a "Pick of the Lists": "I loved this book. . . . A marvelous story with a magical ending." Described by Booklist as "filled with a splendidly contagious joy."

A Christmas Fable




  A Christmas Fable

One Christmas Eve in the southern mountains, when the whole family has gathered together, an old man appears in the doorway. He carries in his arms a wounded deer and delivers a prophecy to the startled family: There will be no Christmas. And sure enough, Christmas does not arrive. For hasn't it been said that on Christmas Eve the animals are blessed? If one is injured how can there be Christmas. The answer lies in this lyrical tale.


Poetry Books for Adults


Narrative of the Broken Winter




 

Narrative of the Broken Winter

"Karlins dares to open a door in music and risk what comes up the dark stairs. What is strong here is innocent soft heroic willingness to let myth be born anew in him as image, the myth of love to which all others yield. Karlins strongly, cleanly gives us a book with a self that can find itself only in the things around us." — Robert Kelly

 

The Courtyard of Continuous Returning   The Courtyard of Continuous Returning

"Subtly voiced meditations. . . poems that enter the world with sympathy and care." — Bruce McClelland

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