Kristine Abramowitz

Storyopolis Art | Co-Owner

About Me

For over 15 years, Storyopolis has been taking its customers beyond the pages of children’s picture books by showcasing some of the world’s most distinctive authors and illustrators. We are known for searching the world over, acquiring one of the finest collections of contemporary art and illustrations. Storyopolis Entertainment (SE) is an art collector’s paradise which is now the place to find the popular illustrated art from The Story Book House and the highly acclaimed contemporary art from The 4th Wall Gallery. This combined collection can now be viewed and purchased at

Storyopolis Entertainment’s online illustration gallery includes many of the greats from William Joyce, Anita Jeram, Tim Burton and the incomparable work of Gary Kelley, who has received 50 Society of Illustrator Medals. Furthermore, the online contemporary gallery includes the work of Glenn Barr, Chad Attie, and Yvette Gellis, whose abstract art is taking Los Angeles by storm. We make available to our collectors, the best the world has to offer.

In addition, Storyopolis Entertainment believes in supporting education in its’ communities. SE has established a speaker series in Arlington, Texas promoting literacy. We are in partnership with The Texas Rangers Foundation, the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Arlington Chamber Foundation and jcpenney working together to promote literacy in Arlington, one book at a time, with an amazing speaker series that successfully kicked off in the fall of 2010. We are honored to work with these major players. We like to think of ourselves as, “THE FANTASTIC FIVE”. Our free Thursday evening events, after the authors/illustrators have visited area schools, offers me the great pleasure of interviewing authors and illustrators in front of a live audience at the Texas Rangers Ballpark .

We also bring our speaker series to Allen, Texas, helping bring authors and illustrators to Allen schools and the Allen Public Library. We are instrumental in helping schools in Dallas and surrounding communities schedule the authors and illustrators for presentations to their students. We pride ourselves in our strong relationships with the local public and private schools.

The mission of our speaker series is to promote a love for reading by providing the opportunity for young readers and their families to meet some of the world’s best authors and illustrators. The speaker series inspires children to read and sparks the imaginations and creativity of children in the community. Getting kids excited about reading further strengthens their study skills to ensure success in school.

Our 2011 - 12 Speaker series starts in September and ends in May with a fabulous lineup of award winning children's authors and illustrators to appear in Arlington, Dallas and Allen the second week of each month. Raul Colon kicks off the series in September and is followed by Paul O. Zelinsky, Andrea Davis Pinkney, David Catrow, C.F. Payne, Richard Michelson, Grace Lin, Jarrett Krosoczka, Chris Soentpiet.

SE has successfully brought in wonderful sponsors such as Sewell Motors. Coordinating author/illustrator visits to schools and other venues with these generous corporations and organizations helps us reach out to as many children as possible. My knowledge and experience in the world of children’s literature has brought me to The Today Show, Good Morning Texas, as well as, radio and local TV stations, Our goal is to foster a love of reading and our best defense against illiteracy is to team up with corporate sponsors, local organizations, and our authors and illustrators. In order for us to compete in the global economy we need to ensure the best possible education for our children. Investing locally in this precious resource, our children, mentoring them so they are motivated to reach their potential with the talents they have been given and getting them excited about reading is what we are all about!

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