Giveaway: ELBERT IN THE AIR (Monica Wesolowska) ~ US Only!

We’re excited to host the giveaway for Elbert in the Air (Monica Wesolowska)! 

Read on to find out more about the author, the book and a giveaway!




About the Author: Monica Wesolowska

Monica Wesolowska is the author of the memoir Holding Silvan: A Brief Life and the picture book Leo + Lea. She teaches creative writing at UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford Continuing Studies and lives in Berkeley with her husband and two boys.

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About the Illustrator: Jerome Pumphrey

Jerome Pumphrey is a designer, illustrator, and writer. He studied graphic design at the Art Institute of Austin and has worked as a technical writer, freelance graphic designer, and illustrator. Since 2016 he has been a graphic designer at The Walt Disney Company where he uses design and illustration to visually tell stories in print, digital, and immersive experiences for Disney global business development. Together with his brother, Jarrett, Jerome is a creator multiple books, including The Old Truck, The Old Boat, and Creepy Things Are Scaring Me. Jerome lives in Florida with his family.

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About the Book: Elbert in the Air

A heartwarming story about unconditional love and rising above those who stand in the way of being who you are.

Shortly after he is born, Elbert floats up into the air. Before long, his mother must stand on her tip toes to reach him and toss toys into the air at playtime. While everyone in town, from the school nurse to the mayor, is full of advice for keeping her boy down, Elbert’s mother knows her son is meant to float. And so, she lets him.

     But as life becomes more and more difficult for a floating boy, and people understand him less and less, Elbert has to make a decision: Stay bound to the ground or float higher in the hopes of finding the world—and community—he’s always wished for.

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Author: Monica Wesolowska

Illustrator: Jerome Pumphrey

Release Date: February 21, 2023

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 0593325209

ISBN-13: 9780593325209

Genre: Hardcover Picture Book

Age Range: 4-8





Five (5) winners will receive a copy of Elbert in the Air, with a signed bookplate (Monica Wesolowska & Jerome Pumphrey) ~US Only!


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7 thoughts on “Giveaway: ELBERT IN THE AIR (Monica Wesolowska) ~ US Only!”

  1. ltecler says:

    This sounds like a story that will lead to lots of interesting discussion.

  2. Emily says:

    this looks soooo cute!

  3. Story looks great, think my twins would love it!

  4. The cover is super cute and this book sounds so unique with a universal message.

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