A Moment with Mr. Frost

h1 December 29th, 2009 by jules

“The boy ran outside and saw a white figure covering his house with frost and ice.”
(Click to enlarge spread.)

A quick post this morning to say a) I’m still here and b) have you seen Kazuno Kohara’s Here Comes Jack Frost (Roaring Brook Press, October 2009)? Publishers Weekly called it a “sparkling winter treat,” Kirkus called Kohara’s prints “gorgeous,” and School Library Journal called this “a beautiful piece of bookmaking.” I don’t have a copy in hand to elaborate on the book or Kohara’s medium-of-choice (though, clearly, these are prints), but I did manage to secure one beautiful blue spread to share with you today to showcase the book’s sharp design. And I have read a copy. Good stuff. Great art. If you saw Kohara’s Ghosts in the House! from ’08, you know what a treat you’re in for with her printmaking. Here Comes Jack Frost is a celebration of winter and its many joys, as a boy’s winter blues are erased with a visit from the elfin Mr. Frost himself.

I’ll be back later this week with a post I think might be quite fun. Until then…and Happy-New-Year week to all!

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HERE COMES JACK FROST. Copyright © 2009 by Kazuno Kohara. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Roaring Brook Press, New York, NY.

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