Rather than just drone on about books and advertising and the general state of things here on earth, we’d like to post two aerial videos shot and edited by Arthur Lubow as a volunteer for the Mountaintop Arboretum and Onteora Club.
Here is a shot of Hidden Marsh, a secret treasure reachable by a brief hike through the woods. It’s all part of the theme we developed for The Mountaintop Arboretum called “Nature’s Art: Performing Daily.
An illustrated poem by A.D. Lubow inspired by the names of two lovers carved long ago in stone on a lonely mountaintop. Lovingly illustrated by Mei Li, a rising star in animation. Masterfully recited by the brilliant Welsh actor, Matthew Rhys.
A nice AudioFile listing today for Audible edition of “The Boy and the Boy King.” The reviewer writes: “Along with a magical and poetic story, listeners are treated to a tour of ancient Egypt.” The nice review is a credit to the way George Lewis’s reading gives each of the characters such a distinctive voice. See the whole review here.
This holiday season, enjoy the new Audible edition of The Boy and the Boy King by George H. Lewis and A.D. Lubow now available on Amazon. Read it side by side with the sumptuous George H. Lewis illustrations. Or close your eyes and just listen. The Boy and the Boy King, nominated for a 2021 International Book Award in children’s literature is proudly published by American University in Cairo Press to coincide with the Centenary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb and the opening of the Grand Egyption Museum.
Listen to a free sample and order the Audible and/or print edition on Amazon.
Another 5-star rating, dear friends, is always welcome and most appreciated.
There is a church in upstate New York that welcomes folks of all denominations. Now that our enterprise has devoted itself fully to celebrating unity, peace and friendship, we prepared this video overview. This flyover is set to an excerpt from “A Hymn for All Souls” by A.D. Lubow, arranged by Chris Whittaker.
As the text goes: “Air is a love song that we breathe.”
You can hear the full recording on amazon music here.
As Admiral John Richardson, former Chief of Naval Operations, tells us: “This story reminds us that genuine personal connection can triumph over all…even over war: It’s powerful.”
AFTER THE RACE: A Tale of Two Olympians
By Alec Sokolow (co-writer of Toy Story) and A.D. Lubow
with illustrations by Mei Li
Originally conceived for the Olympic committee, this true story evolved into a picture book and may yet turn into an animated short. While the book is being considered for publication, we are releasing a special edition to all who champion peace. In fact, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum is adopting the book for its new curriculum.
We are very gratified by the responses from so many VIPs:
“An amazing, beautifully illustrated story that covers all the life lessons and the TRUE meaning of the Olympic movement. It should be required reading for anyone who competes in a sport.” — Mike Teti, Olympic Rower and U.S. National Men’s Rowing Coach (currently training the U.S. eight for the Tokyo Olympics)
“See how two people conditioned to oppose each other can find friendship and respect through commonality. This is a must read! I am a better person today after reading After the Race!” — Florent Groberg, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
“This is a wonderful story spectacularly illustrated for children and their parents and grandparents. It creates a beacon of hope in these times of great division. In his compelling narrative Peter Bos highlights fierce competition, the power of friendship, an eloquent patriotism as well as a journey seeking peace. This is a truly remarkable book. If only we could see the world through our children’s eyes with the boundless wisdom of age.” —Admiral Mike Mullen, U. S. Navy (Ret.), 17th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff”
“Looking at Earth through my spacecraft’s windows reinforced a very important lesson I learned from rowing, one that is powerfully illustrated by this story. We’re all in the same boat and we move ahead best when we all work together.” —Captain Wendy Lawrence, member of first women’s rowing team at the U.S. Naval Academy and former NASA astronaut
“A wonderfully illustrated picture book…a poignant and timely tale of hope… a reminder to our human race of what really matters.” — Matthew Rhys, star of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and the hit TV series The Americans and Perry Mason.
“A beautifully illustrated story that captures not only the spirit of the Olympic Games but the broader meaning of sport.” — Mary Mazzio, Olympic rower and creator and producer of the widely acclaimed documentary, “A Most Beautiful Thing.”
“After the Racemoved me to my core. I would be privileged and delighted to share this beautiful story with young guests of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. The story also ties in beautifully with a new curriculum initiative that we are launching this summer titled, Becoming Your Personal Best: Life Lessons from Olympians and Paralympians.” — Tiffany Stahl, Manager of Educational Programming, The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum
“Reading this book made me sad at first, but then happy and hopeful. It was such a sweet book.”— Charlotte Almond, age 14
In time for the Olympics, order pre-pub edition here.
The next chapter of AD Lubow continues very happily. I remain active with M+, the successor to AD Lubow run by Nico Marcellino. We’re working on some very interesting and worthy projects. And I’m collaborating now with the animator, Mei Li and Alec Sokolow, one of the screenwriters of Toy Story, on a book that couldn’t be more relevant to times such as these.
With warm regards,
P.S. Our publisher is collecting photos of children all over the world reading The Boy and the Boy King. If you have one, please send it to me at: BoyKing@ADLubow.com