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New Release eBook

Speeding Down The Spiral: An Artful Adventure

Popular Children’s Book Featuring Modern and Contemporary Artwork From One of America’s Finest Collections now an eBook

New York, NY (February 1, 2015) - A Life In Print announces the eBook release of the popular children’s book, Speeding Down The Spiral: An Artful Adventure by Deborah Goodman Davis. For children ages 5 and up, the eBook costs $8.99, and is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and AtlasBooks.

Set in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the story begins at the top of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed rotunda and unfurls through the Museum’s spiral as the protagonists speed by masterpieces from the collection.  Children delight in the colorful illustrations by artist Sophy Naess, and also discover a vibrant selection of art from the Museum’s collection in brilliant reproduction.

Children will first encounter Roy Lichtenstein’s Grrrrrrrrrrr! from 1965 as the story begins, and delight in a rollicking ride that brings them up close to masterpieces from Bourgeois, Brancusi, Cézanne, Chagall, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Miró, Picasso, and Warhol, concluding in a heap at the foot of the rotunda with Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled (Public Opinion) from 1991.

Speeding Down the Spiral is the first book of children’s fiction since the 1950’s to use the auspicious Frank Lloyd Wright building as a backdrop.  “What better place to introduce young minds to art than the Guggenheim?” asks Davis. “The rotunda is a visually stupendous feat of architecture; the Museum’s permanent collection constitutes a primer of 20th Century art, and the ongoing exhibition program presents work that is not only visually stimulating, but introduces children to the ‘no-holds-barred’ aspect of current artmaking.”  


AUTHOR DEBORAH GOODMAN DAVIS has introduced Modern and contemporary art to audiences as an art historian, art advisor and curator.  She works in New York City, where she loves to visit museums, living with her husband and two kids. Please visit her at

ILLUSTRATOR SOPHY NAESS is an artist, illustrator, printmaker and teacher.  Her work has appeared in TimeOut New York and American Express Black Ink magazine. Sophy lives in Brooklyn, NY.  To learn more about her work, visit


The eBook is distributed by Bookmasters, and is available on AMAZON, Barnes and Noble and iTunes.

The hardcover book is distributed by Baker & Taylor and Ingram for retailers. It can also be found on Amazon and Barnes &Noble, as well as select retailers. 

Library of Congress Control Number: 2012907537
ISBN: 978-0-9855568-0-8
978-0-9855568-1-5 epub
978-0-9855568-2-2 epdf

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