The Gentleman Bat

The Gentleman Bat
The Gentleman Bat

The Gentleman Bat

By Abraham Schroeder, Illustrated by Piotr Parda



44 Pages, 10.2 x 8.6

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

ISBN 9780991386604

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2014)
Chicago Review Press-Ripple Grove Press

Price: $16.99
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Join the charismatic gentleman bat on a night time stroll down cobblestone streets where the town is lively and energetic.  Along the way he meets his lady friend. Dancing and merriment fill their evening until the weather takes a turn.  But not to worry, when you're called the gentleman bat, you always come prepared. The Gentleman Bat is an original story with a timeless appeal. While it takes place in the Victorian-era, it has the universal appeal of two friends, or perhaps more than friends, enjoying a walk together.  But what really sets The Gentleman Bat apart are the illustrations. Piotr Parda's watercolor and bamboo pen and ink paintings are meticulously crafted. The Gentleman Bat is sure to become a favorite book for children and the adults in their lives.

Author Biography

Abraham Schroeder is an artist, designer, and writer currently living in Petaluma, California, with his wife and son, after residing in a dozen other places, including Massachusetts, Alaska, and Japan.  Piotr Parda grew up in Nowy Targ, Poland, and now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has always enjoyed drawing strange creatures and cartoon characters, and has illustrated over thirty books in Poland and the US. His artwork includes drawing, painting, sculpture, and moving images.