Boo Baby Leaps from Picture Book to
Middle Grade Reader
A middle grade reader following The Boo Baby Girl through adventures with her friend, Bootsie, the bilingual cattle-herding Chihuahua, in which they encounter situations from classic folktales of American, Mexican, and European origin. The Boo Baby grew up, no doubt, on stories about Jack and Brer Rabbit, as have tens of thousands of elementary students to whom Jim May has told stories over the last thirty-five years or so. Many of her exploits in this book mirror these classic heroic, trickster adventures.
“May deftly combines a child’s sense of awe and freedom with an adult’s awareness of life’s stickier complexities.”
—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Brookview is still buzzing about the wonderful storyteller we had
for our Family Literacy Night. You have really set the bar high! It was
educational and fun. Everything we wanted. Brookview is a big fan of Jim May!”
—Mary Jane Boswell, Reading Coach, Brookview School
“Jim May’s picture book, The Boo Baby Girl Meets the Ghost of
Mable’s Gable, is the most popular book in our school library.”
—Jay Stailey, Principal, Houston, Texas
Hardback • $19.95 • 978-1-62491-119-4
Paperback • $11.95 • 978-1-62491-123-1
14 pen-and-ink illustrations
144 Pages @ 5.5” x 8.5”
E-book • $9.95 • 978-1-62491-120-0
Jim May has followed careers in construction, teaching, and counseling with a career as one of the country’s most-honored professional storytellers. Named by his peers to the Circle of Excellence of the National Storytelling Network, May has performed at the National Storytelling Festival and many more events nationwide as well as overseas. The home May shares with his wife, Nancy Seidler, is a converted 150 year-old, hand-hewn barn, located near Woodstock, Illinois. Jim hosts a series of storytelling programs at Stage Left Café next to the Woodstock Opera House.
Cover illustration by Shawn Finley, author photo by Harold Rail.