Howard Fridson Our Family Treasure

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Our Family Treasure

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Our Family Treasure is an inspiring book about creativity, friendship and family. The story is taken from the author's own family history and tells of his lovely Aunt Elsie who collected odd bits of things and made her life a joyous creation. The book is a heartfelt journey of two friends who share a creative afternoon. Russell and Lindsay each have a very different idea about what we treasure in life. Fridson's illustrations are soft pastel pencil and include a diagram to help children and adults create their own version of Elsie's paper doll square dance cut-out. When Aunt Elsie turned 75, Howard wrote a story about her and drew a few pictures to present at her party. Elsie had always been like a second mother to Howard and his brother Marty. After she passed away, Howard thought it would be nice to finish the book as a gift to all the cousins and their children. In this way they would always remember their wonderful Aunt Elsie. To his surprise, Howard discovered cousins he never knew existed, from Canada to Viet Nam! The cousins were so excited to read the book, that they insisted everyone should be able to read about their aunt. The result is Our Family Treasure. Howard Fridson is also the illustrator for Martin Scot Kosins' book Maya's First Rose with a Forword by Burl Ives.

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Howard Fridson is an artist and author who lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan with his wife Cathy. They have three grown boys named Nate, Blake and Russell who all appear as children in Our Family Treasure. Howard began drawing cartoons at Henry Ford High School in Detroit. He studied Fine Arts at Wayne State University where he drew a comic strip for the school newspaper called The Adventures of Captain Bopper.Upon graduation, he began painting murals and finding projects to illustrate. More recently he has illustrated Maya's First Rose by Martin Scot Kosins, a popular book about a man who puts his career on hold to take care of an aging dog. Maya's First Rose reached number one on the local best seller list and was picked up nationally by Villard Books. Howard continues to illustrate books, some educational projects and draw for students in his local school district. He likes to say, it all began at Aunt Elsie's house!

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An inspiring book about creativity, friendship, and family. The story is taken from the author's own family history and tells the story of his lovely eccentric Aunt Elsie who collected odd bits of things and made her life into a joyous creation. The book is a heartfelt journey of two friends who share a creative afternoon. Fridson's illustrations are soft pastel pencil drawings that add to this timeless tale of memory and family. Included is a diagram to help children and adults create their own version of Elsie's cutout paper square dance. When Howard's Aunt Elsie turned 75, Howard wrote a story about her and drew a few pictures to present at her party. Elsie had always been like a second mother to Howard and his brother, Marty. After she passed away, Howard thought it would be nice to finish the book as a gift to all the cousins and their children. In this way they would always remember their wonderful Aunt Elsie. To his surprise, Howard discovered cousins he never knew existed, from Canada to Viet Nam. The cousins were very excited to read the book, and they insisted that everyone should be able to read about their aunt. The result is OUR FAMILY TREASURE. Howard Fridson is an artist who lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan with his wife, Cathy. They have three grown boys named Nate, Blake and Russell. Howard studied art at Wayne State University where he drew a comic strip for the school newspaper called The Adventures of Captain Bopper. He majored in Fine Arts and began painting murals upon graduation. Since then he has continued to paint and has illustrated books, including MAYA'S FIRST ROSE by Martin Scot Kosins. --This Weekend Book Beat

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