by Wes Clark
"The Paperweight Keeper” is a delightful children’s book about a child’s first visit to a paperweight gallery. A ride on a train to the Windy City rewards our young friend with a visit to a jewelry box like shop that is chock-a-block with marvelous, shiny, magical glass paperweights. The gallery is presided over by a magical wizard like character, known to all as the Paperweight Keeper, who speaks in rhyme and provides a child’s first introduction to the various styles of paperweights. More than a storybook, "The Paperweight Keeper" is passage to a wonderful world of art and of thoughtful collecting, a dimension full of fantasy and beauty that is a gift for all time. The author, Wes Clark, has provided a special dedication page for each reader. Second edition hardcover.