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Also by Ann Calandro
Never Stop Drawing
Ruthie's Magic Sweater
Second Chances


written by David Calandro
illustrated by
Ann Calandro

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Open is the story of a bright yellow umbrella that isn't fancy or high-tech. It does, though, have a wish. It wants to do what it was meant to do, and for that it must wait very patiently until the day comes when it can finally . . . open!


ISBN: 978-1-947067-43-1 (print; softcover)

Released June 21, 2018

36 pages; 36 illustrations

Author / Artist Biography

David Calandro is a nurse and teacher who has always loved writing. The most important thing he has ever learned is that the best thing in life is a true friend. Calandro, who grew up in Missouri, now lives in New Jersey.

Ann Calandro grew up in New York City, lived in upstate New York and Missouri for a number of years, and currently lives in New Jersey. She is an artist, writer, editor, and proofreader. Her poetry and short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies, and her artwork has been exhibited in juried exhibitions and included in two calendars. She has written and illustrated three children's books published by Shanti Arts: Never Stop Drawing (2015), Second Chances (2016), and Ruthie's Magic Sweater (2017).


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