What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Morning,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Mary Blair

h1 September 14th, 2012 by jules

“…Some blew / To the ground, / One lit on a rose, /
And a big one burst / On the kitten’s nose.”
— From Miriam Clark Potter’s
The Golden Book of Little Verses,
originally published in 1953

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This morning at Kirkus, I write about a lovely picture book that popped up and surprised me, Elin Kelsey’s You Are Stardust, illustrated by Soyeon Kim. That link is here today.

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Last week, I wrote about A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books, released this August. That link is here, if you missed it. Above is a spread from the book, and below are a couple more.


— From The Up and Down Book, originally published in 1964
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“A bird can fly. So can I.”
— From Ruth Krauss’s
I Can Fly,
originally published in 1950

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A MARY BLAIR TREASURY OF GOLDEN BOOKS. Foreword copyright © 2012 by John Canemaker. Published by Random House, New York. Spreads posted with permission of publisher.

3 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Morning,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring Mary Blair”

  1. I dig the title You Are Stardust. Also, BUBBLES.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the illustrations!!!

  3. […] illustrators. A few of my favorites are Wayne Thiebaud, Alex Kanevsky, Al Hirschfeld, Mark English, Mary Blair, Hilary Knight, Edgar Degas, Shaun Tan, Ezra Jack Keats, and Evaline Ness. I also find inspiration […]

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