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Craig Kandell grew up in Brooklyn and on Long Island. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and returned to New York to hone drawing and creative skills at the Art Students League. He’s haunted Greenwich Village, Cobble Hill, (Far West) SoHo, Hell’s Kitchen (aka Clinton), the Upper West Side, and now West Egg. He misses dearly his furry and faithful Associate, Radar (a LabraDane). Craig has an aquatic facet (he’s comfortable in the water) and enjoys open water and rec(reational) swimming. He’s swum around Manhattan on four separate occasions and has kayaked around the Island multiple times, including coveted Night Time Circs [Nighttime Circumnavigations of Manhattan by kayak, even during meteor showers]. During one iconic kayak caper he was able to stand in the middle of New York Harbor, with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. He has also been a volunteer Balloon Co-Captain in Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an initiative whose aim is to make people smile. Craig’s first Book, Whim, Woe and Wonder, Tales for the Ever-Present Child is available for purchase, and he is focused on his next writing / illustration / book project whose running title is Askance! (Tales from Under the Radar and Over the Horizon)

Whim, Woe and Wonder

Have you ever wondered what happens to your socks when they disappear in the dryer, why some paths one takes in life are difficultly reversible, if short can be sweet, why simplicity is virtuous, why it’s OK to let your actions speak for themselves, why so many obstacles must be overcome before absconding for a weekend, if it’s OK to be different, why humility has its hmmph, why one must often do for themselves in order to do something right, or why it’s OK to say “No” in order to remain focused on what’s important? These and other very important questions, conundrums and quandaries are delved in Whim, Woe And Wonder (Tales For The Ever – Present Child).

Radar says: “Read this Book! Great Entertainment for the Whole Family! [And the Monsters Under Your Bed, Too!] Wonderful story poem and prose tales for our trying times!”

These tales will enchant Adults, Young Adults, Tweens and even Precocious Children alike!


(Here are Coming Attractions . . .

Scenes From The Dryer And The Sock)

So, the Feds surrounded the whole building
Demanding that the “Bad-Guys”
“Come-Out” and “Come-Clean”
The megaphones were set up by
The Duster-Frocked G-Man Negotiating Team
“Come out with your heel up!
Come out through the brass ensconced front door!
Come out, Sock, you’re all washed up,
If not, the worst’s, for you, in store”
But the Half-Pair Socken Leader
Tittered, and he sneered
And continued onward Leading
All his wayward, Half-Pair Socken peers
“You’ll never get me, Coppers
You’ll never take me in,
You’ll never see me locked up
Try and get me, I dare you! If you can,
(But, I assure you that I’ll win)”


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Craig Kandell

Writer, Illustrator …