What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week
(Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Dave McKean)

h1 May 12th, 2011 by jules

I’m out of town this week for work, so here’s a quick note to say that tomorrow morning over at Kirkus, I’ll have some thoughts on Coretta Scott King Award-winner Andrea Davis Pinkney’s new children’s novel, Bird in a Box, published last month by Little Brown — with cover art and opening-chapter illustrations from Sean Qualls.

The Kirkus link will be here tomorrow morning.

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Last week’s column was all about David Almond’s and Dave McKean’s Slog’s Dad, published in February by Candlewick. If you missed it, it’s here. And here at 7-Imp today, I re-post for you the two McKean spreads that were posted over there last week. You can click each one to supersize and see in more detail. Enjoy. And see everyone on Sunday, if you’re so inclined to come kickin’.


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SLOG’S DAD. Text copyright © 2010 by David Almond. Illustrations copyright © 2010 by Dave McKean Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London.

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4 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week
(Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Dave McKean)”

  1. With very little effort, David Almond manages to freak me right out. His books are intriguing but shuddery.


  2. Welcome back. Wish I had been in Massachusetts…where were you? I love McKean’s work and I appreciate the giant images for inducing nightmares.


  3. Tanita, that may be one of the best descriptions of his work that I’ve read.

    Robin: I was in Concord. Hard to say goodbye to my co-workers, whom I only see in person once a year (and this job has nothing to do with children’s lit, yet some of them have some surprising and intriguing children’s lit connections), but good to be home.


  4. Dave McKean has always been at the top of my list of favorites. He is truly a groundbreaker in the arts. Thanks for continuing to highlight his work.


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