THE BOOKS

The Angel Knew Papa And The Dog

ISBN-978-0998311227 (Paperback)

Illustrated by Zach Franzen

BRAND NEW 2nd EDITION!

“This book is a small masterpiece."   —Cynthia Rylant, Newbery Medal Winner

 

"So beautiful."  —Sarah Mackenzie, Read-Aloud Revival

“This short, sweet tale of faith reads like a song… McKelvey's words are rich and eloquent; this book would be a great read-aloud after supper while the whole family is gathered together.”   —Donna Freedman, Children's Literature

The Angel Knew Papa And The Dog

ISBN-978-0998311227 (Paperback)

Illustrated by Zach Franzen

BRAND NEW 2nd EDITION!

“This book is a small masterpiece."   —Cynthia Rylant, Newbery Medal Winner

 

"So beautiful."  —Sarah Mackenzie, Read-Aloud Revival

“This short, sweet tale of faith reads like a song… McKelvey's words are rich and eloquent; this book would be a great read-aloud after supper while the whole family is gathered together.”   —Donna Freedman, Children's Literature

Stories We Shared: a Family Book Journal

ISBN: 978-0-9983112-0-3

Stories We Shared is a hardback reading journal designed with parents and children in mind. It's a thoughtful way to record the shared literary journey that a family embarks on together.

Stories We Shared contains original line art from Jamin Still, an intro essay from Douglas Kaine McKelvey, and spaces to record title, author, and notes for several hundred books. Plus, this family book journal boasts a number of added features---like literary quotes peppered amongst the pages, and family reading "quest" activities---that make it an even more useful and inspiring resource for families to enjoy together.

It's an ideal gift for new or expectant parents and for families who love to read together (or who want to start a shared reading adventure and encourage their children towards a love of stories and literature).

Wingfeather Tales

ISBN: 978-0-9863818-9-8

Enter a world of bomnubbles and quarreling cousins, sea dragons and book publishers, thieves and Fangs and secret maps, with brand new tales written by: 

- Andrew Peterson (The Wingfeather Saga) 
- Jonathan Rogers (The Charlatan's Boy)
- N. D. Wilson (100 Cupboards)
- Jennifer Trafton (The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic)
- Douglas Kaine McKelvey (The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog)
- A. S. Peterson (The Fiddler's Gun)

Featuring illustrations by Justin Gerard, Joe Sutphin, Doug TenNapel, John Hendrix, Cory Godbey, Nicholas Kole, and Aedan Peterson. Here are untold stories of the distant past, lost adventures, forgotten songs, and heartbreaking histories. The Shining Isle is restored, but Aerwiar is vast--and there are tales yet to tell.

The Wishes of the Fish King

ISBN: 978-0-9863818-6-7

"Fairy tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water." --G.K. Chesteron, Orthodoxy

Penned by author, poet, and lyricist Douglas Kaine McKelvey and illustrated by painter Jamin Still, The Wishes of the Fish King is a lyrical, luminous, hardback picture book, capturing the magic of that brief season when a child first ponders the wonder-filled world.

The story unfolds as a bright reminiscing, a joyful ache that hovers in that wonder-filled space between fantasy and reality. Expressed in the voice of a parent but seen through the innocent eyes and fantastic imagination of a child, The Wishes of the Fish King is all about "making us remember, for one wild moment," the wonders of this brief, shared life. This is a story meant for generations to read aloud, share, and delight in together!

The Molehill, Vol. 3 & Vol. 4

ISBN-978-0988963290            ISBN-978-0-9863818-4-3

The Molehill is a literary annual compiled by contributors to the Rabbit Room. Volume three includes poetry from Luci Shaw, a previously unpublished letter penned by G.K. Chesterton, and offerings from Andrew Peterson, Walter Wangerin, Jr., Jonathan Rogers, Lanier Ivester, Douglas McKelvey, and many others.

 

Volume Four includes a similar lineup, with exerpts from a forthcoming book by Douglas McKelvey (as well as a slew of humorous pieces from his alter-ego DKM). 

Locust Pocus! A Book To Bug You

ISBN-978-0399234521

"McKelvey waxes eloquent on things that crawl, flutter and buzz in this compendium... Egielski's malicious, carnival-colorful illustrations put the sting in McKelvey's skillful serenades."  --Publishers Weekly

 

"The selections are short and snappy, zany and memorable... Readers are certain to go buggy over Locust Pocus!"  

--School Library Journal, Meghan R. Malone, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA 

"...a wonderful read-aloud rhythm...Sure to delight youngsters who will both "ooh" and "eew" over the contents for many readings. --Booklist, Marta Segal

A Child's Christmas at St. Nicholas Circle

ISBN-978-0849958830

 

A GOLD MEDALLION BOOK AWARD FINALIST

"When a mysterious telegram announces the arrival of an "Important Guest," young Henry...discovers his own "Important Guest," a lost child--and learns the meaning of Christmas. McKelvey's graceful language vivifies Kinkade's winter landscapes."  

--Publishers Weekly

 

"Sure to become a family favorite. The book is beautifully written...and the message it will leave children and parents is one that strikes a chord."  

--The Dallas Morning News

 

"I read this book in the book store, I couldn't put it down and bought it right after with tears still in my eyes... I read it in church as the message one week..."

--Amazon Reviewer, B676

 

Cattail, Fishscale and Snakeskin

ISBN-0-940895-24-2

"This chapbook's too-brief compendium of poems ranges in subject matter from romantic love to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. [McKelvey] incises with deft wording, subtle rhyme, unforgettable images and even logic."   --Ink Magazine

 

 

 

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"Thinkest thou I have writ
such fancies for mine own
goode amusement? Nay,
dear reader. Nay, and NAY! 
I have writ them for thee."

--Douglas Kaine McKelvey