Published on November 28th, 2018 | by TLV News0
“The Tempestuous Trial of Maybelline Meriweather” Story Time and Signing at Square Books, Jr. Saturday December 1
Maybelline Meriweather has been put on trial for the most heinous of crimes—stealing an egg from another bird’s nest! Maybelline, without a doubt one of the most colorful citizens of the town of Avian Mile, finds herself in a difficult spot as the accused and, after consulting with the Mockingbirds, retains renowned Atticus Peck to take her case. A riveting courtroom drama ensues, rich with revelations, cross-examinations, and flighty admissions. In the end, justice is served, and Maybelline is finally—with much joy and fanfare—able to explain the curious behavior that first marked her as a suspect. Told in alliterative style and referencing more than fifty fascinating and beautifully illustrated bird species, Maybelline’s tale is one to be enjoyed by readers of all ages-feathered or not. Written by Michael Hewes and Illustrated by Sarah Hewes.
About the Authors
Michael Hewes earned his undergraduate degree from University of Southern Mississippi and his law degree from Ole Miss. A retired JAG officer, Hewes currently practices law in Gulfport, Mississippi, where he lives with his wife and their three sons, two dogs, and one cat.
Sarah Hewes received her first art award in first grade and has never looked back. Her love for nature is reflected in her work and she has spent the majority of her career painting birds. Her work hangs in corporate and private collections throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, and her art has been published in two books. She is the mother to three sons, has nine grandchildren, and has fostered twenty-one dogs—so far.