Flight of the Jackdaw

Grateful for the warm and heartfelt responses Izumi and I have been receiving to our recently released fable, The Jackdaw and the Doll. One of the reviews shared below:

THE JACKDAW AND THE DOLL is that rare book for children that also speaks to discerning adult readers, much like Shel Silverstein’s THE GIVING TREE, Ted Hughes THE IRON MAN, or many of the works of the great Theodor Geisel. This story is a rich fable that allows the reader to anchor themselves in a fairy tale while also experiencing a poignant truth. As writer and illustrator, John Biscello and Izumi Yokoyama make a profound team. Their synthesis of talents elevates this modest book to the level of a classic.

About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, performer, and playwright, John Biscello, has lived in the high-desert grunge-wonderland of Taos, New Mexico since 2001. He is the author of four novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, Nocturne Variations, and No Man’s Brooklyn; a collection of stories, Freeze Tag, two poetry collections, Arclight and Moonglow on Mercy Street; and a fable, The Jackdaw and the Doll, illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama. He also adapted classic fables, which were paired with the vintage illustrations of artist, Paul Bransom, for the collection: Once Upon a Time, Classic Fables Reimagined. His produced, full-length plays include: LOBSTERS ON ICE, ADAGIO FOR STRAYS, THE BEST MEDICINE, ZEITGEIST, U.S.A., and WEREWOLVES DON’T WALTZ.
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2 Responses to Flight of the Jackdaw

  1. Awesome congrats! Nice looking illustrations too

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