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Mitchell and Me and the Secret Key

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About the author:
Miah Allsman jokes that his spaceship crashed in a cornfield and he was raised by kind Nebraskans. From the age of 2, he would draw squiggly lines on paper and tell his mother it was a story. In grade school, Miah wrote stories and sold them to his classmates for a quarter. He wrote for his high school newspaper and would include random classmates names as characters in the stories. In 1999, he graduated from Columbus High School and 10 years later received a degree for Screenwriting from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Miah has two daughters, a teenager and a toddler. One of his younger brothers is an award winning tattoo artist. The other has Cystic Fibrosis and recently underwent a double lung transplant. He has 2 teenage sisters. The oldest is very interested in art and his youngest sister is involved in theater. He's worked as a Portrait Photographer most of his life. Currently, he resides in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Mitchell and Me and the Secret Key

Authored by Miah Allsman
Illustrated by Elie Galih

When Mitchell's mother finds her boys playing video games on a beautiful summer day, she takes them on a road trip to teach them the importance of using their imagination and playing outdoors. First, she takes them to see their lazy, couch-potato Uncle Vern and then, in contrast, she brings them to their Grandpa Scott who is very active. Grandpa explains to the boys that the secret key to staying healthy in one's senior years to get up off their seats and move around while they are young. When they return home, the boys play in the backyard, pretending that they are the characters from their video game.

The story addresses how the overuse of electronic devices such as computer tablets, phones, and video games can sometimes stunt the development of some other important skills such as social interaction and the ability to use one's imagination and it encourages children to stay physically active whenever possible by playing outdoors.

Publication Date:
1540389456 / 9781540389459
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play

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