Power of the ‘Pen’ _lowres

'My Pen' by Christopher Myers

“My Pen” by Christopher Myers. Disney-Hyperion, 2015. $16.99.

Author and illustrator Christopher Myers created this thoughtfully illustrated story of a young boy and his ink pen.

The narrator, the young boy, feels small and inconsequential compared to the “rich people” and “famous people” until he discovers that his pen allows him to not only create imaginative scenarios (like riding a dinosaur or sailing in a newspaper boat), but to also understand the horrors of wars (shown in a drawing of destruction and sadness caused by war) and the love of his family and friends (seen with a drawing of the boy holding a heart illustration).

An inspiring story for all ages demonstrating the power of art, imagination, and creativity.

— Laura Acosta, Baton Rouge