Here’s another short and sweet holiday illustration for 7-Imp readers. This one comes from Douglas Wood’s Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World (Candlewick, September 2011), illustrated by Barry Moser. (Moser, incidentally, holds the record for my favorite Pearly-Gates Pivot response of all time thus far here at 7-Imp. When he stopped by in 2009, his response to the final Pivot question—“If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?”—was “Mornin’, Bubba.”)
This picture book biography gives readers a glimpse into Winston Churchill’s historic visit to Washington, D.C., to visit President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the Winter of 1941 — just a few days after the attack at Pearl Harbor. With a tight and detailed narrative and elegant watercolor illustrations that bring both men to vivid life, Wood and Moser chronicle their friendship and the important work the two leaders did during the visit — work to hammer out all the “details of fighting a great World War and creating the largest alliance in history.”
FRANKLIN AND WINSTON. Text copyright © 2011 by Douglas Wood. Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Barry Moser. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.