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Where Is the Sears Tower?

Written by Tad Mitchell

Illustrated by France Mitchell

The Story

Where Is the Sears Tower? tells the story of Peter, a pigeon who travels to Chicago to visit his grandfather who lives at the Willis Tower (formerly named the Sears Tower). Similar to The Little Prince, Peter travels from landmark to landmark discovering animals with different personalities that teach him life lessons. This “read-to-me” book is intended for children and adults. The amazingly detailed artwork captures Chicago’s true essence as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Each painting (except the first) contains a part of the Willis Tower.

Author Presentations

Interactive events for elementary schools

Have Chicago author, Tad Mitchell, and Chicago illustrator, France Mitchell, visit your school! A week before the presentation, they setup the illustrations for the book at the school. Students vote for their favorite illustration, which determines the chapter the author reads at the presentation. The presentation includes a video of how a book is printed and a video of how a book is bound. Loaner books are available to teachers who would like to read the book in class prior to the presentation.

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"The artwork is inspiring and really captures the beauty, and even majesty, of Chicago. The story and prose are engaging and relevant for all ages and the characters are purely entertaining."

Allen Ramsey

"Endearing characters captivate as the story of Peter and his journey weave a visual web through the beautiful sights of Chicago. Engaging on so many levels, Tad 's modern fable matched perfectly with France 's spectacular artwork of Chicago make this book a treasure for the tourist, native Chicagoan, the young and the young at heart!"

Cheryl May

"The inspirational story will capture the hearts of both children and adults. Tad Mitchell has a gift of drawing his audience in to feel as we are on the journey with Peter as he has to make a choice on how to react to different dispositions. Each stunning painting of a Chicago landmark and the characters within is so exquisite that one could use this publication as a coffee-table book alone."

Brenda Montemayor


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