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Drawn Together Book Review & $50 VIsa Gift Card Giveaway

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Some of the best times I’ve spent with my children and grandchildren have been reading books. Watching as the door to the world of words opens up to them. It’s glorious. We still read books together, now they are reading them to me.

Drawn Together Book Review & Giveaway

Written by Minh Le

Illustrated by Dan Santat

Author Minh Lê and Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat join forces in a heartwarming story of a grandfather and his grandson as they learn to overcome their language barrier through a shared love of art and storytelling.

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picture book about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

About the Author
Minh Lê is a writer but, like his grandfather, is a man of few words. He is a national early childhood policy expert, author of Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master’s in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, DC, Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Visit Minh online at or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.

Minh Lê’s debut, Let Me Finish!, received critical acclaim, and this new picture book once again demonstrates his sensitivity to readers and mastery of the form.

About the Illustrator
Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Award-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as The Cookie Fiasco, After the Fall, and others. He is also the creator of Disney’s animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and a menagerie of pets. Visit him at

Illustrator Video
Dan Santat’s illustrations are robust, vibrant, and packed with emotion, a perfect match for Minh Lê’s poignant, and ultimately cheerful, story. Learn about the Drawn Together art process from Dan Santat himself!

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9 thoughts on “Drawn Together Book Review & $50 VIsa Gift Card Giveaway”

  1. Calvin says:

    Last book I read, still reading is big potential. personal finance book

  2. Sara Zielinski says:

    Last Book i read was Ready Player One and it was great.

  3. bn100 says:

    the outsider

  4. Ellie Wright says:

    The last book I read was The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

  5. Wendy Pesce says:

    The last book I read was Find Her by Lisa Gardner

  6. Ken C says:

    Last book I read was the Trollhunters

  7. Natalie says:

    The last book I read was Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.

  8. Jennifer Marie says:

    The last book I read was the shack. The last book I read with my son was Mrs. Master is a Disaster.

  9. Kelly D says:

    I read “Memory Man” most recently.

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